Friday, October 30, 2009

John O'Connor - The shipbuilder's cart



signed J. O'Connor l.l.
oil on canvas
22 x 26"
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Born in Co. Derry he began work as an assistant scene-painter at the Belfast Th. and then later the Dublin Th. In 1848 he moved to London where he worked as a scene painter at Drury Lane and later at the Haymarket where he became principal scene-painter. He took up landscape painting and travelled widely on the continent and exhibited at the RA from 1857 - 1888.

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