MURPHY, EDWARD HENRY, A.R.H.A.

(b. about 1796, d. 1841)

Flower Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born in Dublin about 1796, and practised for many years as a painter of flowers and still life, and as a teacher. He also did caricatures for the Dublin publishers. He lived at 15 Paradise Row until 1817, when he moved to 5 Spring Garden Parade, and later to 21 Lower Gloucester Street. He exhibited flower and fruit pieces and, occasionally, landscapes at the various exhibitions in Dublin from 1812 to 1821, and at the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1826 to 1841. He was elected an Associate on 3rd November, 1829. He died by his own hand in 1841. In the National Gallery of Ireland is a well-painted picture by him, "Parroquets," formerly belonging to Sir Maziere Brady, Bart.

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