[The Ryans and Dwyers, Calumniated Men] '56
oil on canvas
based on an Irish story in The Standard of 1856.
exhibited at the RA in 1857.
1825 - 1904.
Scottish painter of genre subjects, often of a humorous nature. Born at Leith, he was a house-painter's apprentice at first but attended the Trustee's Academy and then went to Ireland in 1846 and thereafter often painted the humorous side of Irish life. Settled in London in 1862 but still made an annual visit to Ireland, later Scottish subjects as well. After 1885 he retired, living in Scotland and at Feltham, Middlesex where he died.
[A Shebeen at Donnybrook] 1851
Oil on canvas