NAIRN, CECILIA MARGARET

(b. 1791, d. 1857)

Landscape Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Daughter of John Henry Campbell (q.v.) and wife of George Nairn (q.v.), was born in 1791. She was instructed in painting by her father, and at an early age commenced to exhibit, her first contributions being three Dublin views which she sent to the exhibition in Hawkins Street in 1809. She continued to contribute to the various exhibitions until 1821, and was afterwards an occasional exhibitor at the Royal Hibernian Academy between 1826 and 1847, principally of views in Killarney and Wicklow. She married George Nairn (q.v.) in 1826. She was a clever painter both in oil and water-colour, and was also a modeller of flowers in wax. She survived her husband and died at Oak House, Battersea, on the 4th June, 1857, aged 65.

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