James Ballantine

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James Ballantine
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James Ballantine, Dr George Bell and David Octavius Hill
Born (1806-06-11)11 June 1806
St Cuthbert's Parish, Edinburgh
Died 18 December 1877(1877-12-18) (aged 71)
Nationality Scottish
Known for Painter

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.