|James Ballantine born 'James Ballington' to James Ballington (Brewer's Servant) and Margaret Anderson|
James Ballantine, Dr George Bell and David Octavius Hill
11 June 1806|
St Cuthbert's Parish, Edinburgh
|Died||18 December 1877(aged 71)|
James Ballantine (11 June 1806 – 18 December 1877) was an artist and author.
Born in St Cuthbert's Parish of Edinburgh, he 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).
He died from a "congestion of the lungs" in Warrender Lodge, Meadows, Edinburgh at the age of 71.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Cousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London: J. M. Dent & Sons. Wikisource