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Gardener, of Ireland and New York, active in the 1760s. On 8 August 1768, Vallentine placed the following advertisement in the New York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury: 'GARDENER -T homas Vallentine. Bred under the ablest Master in Ireland, who for some Years after his Apprenticeship conducted the Gardening Business for the Right Hon. The Earl of Belvedere, a Nobleman remarkable for elegant Taste, extensive Gardens and Plantations, the major Part of which were made immediately under said Gardner's Direction, during his Service with him; and has been afterwards employed by several of the Nobility and Gentry, to lay out their Gardens and Improvements. He also surveys Land, makes Copies and traces Maps, draws Designs for Gardens, Plantations, Stoves, green Houses, forcing Frames &c. &c.' Vallentine added that he could be 'further recommended, if required, by a Gentleman near this City'.(1) He could possibly be the Thomas Valentine who entered the Dublin Society's School of Landscape and Ornament drawing in 1767.(2)
(1) R.S. Gottesman, The Arts and Crafts in New York(New York Historical Society, 1938), 302-3.
(2) Gitta Willemson, The Dublin Society Drawing Schools 1746-1876 (2000), 96.
1 work entries listed in chronological order for VALLENTINE, THOMAS
|Building:||CO. WESTMEATH, BELVEDERE|
|Nature:||TV worked on gardens at Belvedere, 'the major Part of which were made immediately under said Gardner's Direction, during his service with him[Robert Rochfort, 1st Earl of Belvedere]'.|
|Refs:||R.S. Gottesman, The Arts and Crafts in New York(New York Historical Society, 1938), 302|