Francis Wheatley

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Wheatley, Francis, R.A., an English artist, was born in 1747 and died in 1801. He resided a considerable time in Ireland, and was happy in the delineation of the Irish life and character. He painted some well-known historical pieces relating to the country during its period of independence, including the "Meeting of the Volunteers in College Green" (now in the National Gallery, Dublin), and an "Interior of the House of Commons."

Sources

145. Gandon, James, Life: Thomas J. Mulvany. Dublin, 1846.

277. Painters and Engravers, Dictionary of: Michael Bryan: Edited by George Stanley. London, 1873.

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