Samuel Rostill Lines

Painting, Visual Artist

1804 – 1833


Who was Samuel Rostill Lines?

Samuel Rostill Lines was an English painter and illustrator.

Born in Birmingham, he was the third son of Samuel Lines, one of the founders of the academy for the training of artists that would eventually evolve into the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and Birmingham School of Art. The younger Lines studied drawing and painting under his father and showed great promise in illustrating landscapes and buildingshaving work exhibited at the Royal Academy – but died in Birmingham at the age of only twenty nine.

He is buried in his father's grave at St. Philip's Cathedral in Birmingham.

Examples of his work feature in the collections of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Victoria and Albert Museum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery.

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Jan 15, 1804
  • England
Lived in
  • Birmingham
Nov 9, 1833

on July 23, 2013


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