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Ashford, William (1746–1824), landscape painter, was born in Birmingham and baptized at St Martin's parish church on 20 May 1746, the son of Richard Ashford, but made his career in Ireland. Ashford's family must have been of reasonable social standing as when he was eighteen in 1764 he went, according to ...

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Baker, Henry Aaron (1753–1836), architect, came from an unknown background. Between 1777 and 1779 he was a student at the Dublin Society's School of Architectural Drawing under Thomas Ivory (d. 1786); he also served a regular apprenticeship to Ivory, whom he assisted in the school. In 1787 he succeeded ...

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Barton, Rose (1856–1929), watercolour painter, was born at Rochestown, co. Tipperary, on 21 April 1856, the second daughter of Augustine Barton (d. 1874), solicitor. She was of the Anglo-Irish gentry, educated privately, and presented at Dublin Castle in 1872. She first exhibited in ...

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J. T. Gilbert

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Bindon, Francis (c. 1690–1765), portrait painter and architect, was the fourth son of David Bindon (d. 1733) of Cloony, co. Clare, and his wife, Dorothy Burton, the daughter of Samuel Burton of Buncraggy, co. Clare, Ireland. Bindon's father had been member of the Irish ...

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Adam Buck (1759–1833) self-portrait, 1813 [The Artist and his Family] Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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Buck, Adam (1759–1833), miniature and portrait painter, was born in Castle Street, Cork, the elder son of Jonathan Buck (1729/30–1786), a silversmith, of Castle Street, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Sydney (d. 1817). Frederick Buck [see below] was his younger brother. His artistic training remains obscure but an anonymously published article in volume 26 of the ...

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Burgh, Thomas (1670–1730), military engineer and architect, was the third son of Ulysses Burgh (d. 1692) of Drumkeen, co. Limerick, dean of Emly and later bishop of Ardagh, and Mary, daughter of William Kingsmill of Ballibeg, co. Cork. After education at Delany's school...

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Burton, Sir Frederic William (1816–1900), watercolour painter and art administrator, was born on 8 April 1816 at Clifden House, Corofin, near Inchiquin Lake, co. Clare, Ireland. He was the third son of Samuel Frederic Burton (b. 1786), a country gentleman, and his wife, ...

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Campbell [née Elvery], Beatrice Moss, Lady Glenavy [known as Beatrice Glenavy] (1883–1970), artist, was born in the suburbs of Dublin, the second of the seven children of (John) William Elvery, merchant, and Mary Teresa Moss (d. 1925), sculptor and music teacher. Her mother was the youngest of seven surviving children, out of fourteen, of ...

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Conyngham, William Burton (1733–1796), politician and improver, was born William Burton in 1733, the second son of Francis Burton (1696–1743), politician and landowner, of Buncraggy, co. Clare, Ireland, and Mary Conyngham (d. 1737), the only surviving daughter of Major-General Henry Conyngham and the sister of ...

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Cooley, Thomas (1740/41–1784), architect, is said to have been born in England; his parentage is unknown. He was apprenticed to a London carpenter named Reynolds, and subsequently became clerk to William Grenell, master joiner in the office of works. By 1763 he had become a pupil of ...

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Deane, Sir Thomas (1792–1871), builder and architect, was born on 4 June 1792 in Cork, the eldest of the eight surviving children of Alexander Deane (1759/60–1806), builder, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1828), daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Sharpe, also of Cork...

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C. L. Falkiner

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Deane, Sir Thomas Newenham (1828–1899), architect, was born at Dundanion, near Cork, on 15 June 1828. He was the son of Sir Thomas Deane (1792–1871), architect, and his second wife, Elizabeth O'Callaghan (d. 1851), daughter of Robert O'Callaghan Newenham and granddaughter of ...

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Drew, Sir Thomas (1838–1910), architect, born at Victoria Place, Belfast, on 18 September 1838, came from a well-known Limerick family. His father, Thomas Drew (d. 1870), a staunch Orangeman, was long rector of Christ Church, Belfast, before becoming rector of Seaforde, co. Down...

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Drury [married name Warter], Susanna (b. 1698?, d. in or after 1770), landscape painter, was, on her father's side, from a family of East Anglian origin which had been established in Ireland since Elizabethan times, a branch having settled in Dublin by 1675. ...

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Egan, James (1799–1842), engraver, was born in co. Roscommon, Ireland. Of his parents, nothing is known. It seems that his success as 'undoubtedly the best artist in his particular department of the arts which Ireland has produced' (GM, 100) was due to his own work and abilities. In 1825 ...

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Foley, John Henry (1818–1874), sculptor, was born on 24 May 1818 in Dublin, the son of Jesse Foley, a grocer. Following the example of his brother, Edward, he was educated at the Royal Dublin Society's art schools (1831–4) and the Royal Academy Schools, London...

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Grace Evelyn Mary Vandeleur Gifford (1888–1955) by Sean O'Sullivan, 1933 © courtesy of the Artist's Estate; National Gallery of Ireland

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Gifford [married name Plunkett], Grace Evelyn Mary Vandeleur (1888–1955), artist and Irish nationalist, was born at 8 Temple Villas, Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin, on 4 March 1888, one of the twelve children of Frederick Gifford (d. 1917), a solicitor, and his wife, ...