McDONNELL, JAMES

(d. 1911)

Landscape and Animal Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Son of Myles McDonnell, who carried on the business of Randal McDonnell and Co., 2 Beresford Place, merchants, a firm that succeeded to the business of the Byrnes of Mullinahack. He was employed in Sweetman's brewery, and was afterwards with Messrs. T. W. and J. Kelly, wine merchants, Westmoreland Street. He was a clever amateur painter of landscapes and animals, and devoted all his spare time to his art. He painted many portraits of horses, and was a frequent exhibitor in the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1875. He died at the latter end of 1911.

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