James (1808–1877). Artist and author, born in Edinburgh,
began life as a house painter. He studied art, and became one
of the first to revive the art of glass-painting, on which subject
he wrote a treatise. He was the author of The Gaberlunzie’s
Wallet (1843), Miller of Deanhaugh (1845), Poems (1856), 100
Songs with Music (1865), and a Life of David Roberts, R.A. (1866).
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