MARQUIS, JAMES RICHARD, R.H.A.

(fl.1853-1885)

Landscape Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

James Richard Marquis, R.H.A. Photograph.

Son of George Marquis, a native of Scotland, a builder, of East James Street, Dublin, and Baldoyle. He became a pupil in the Royal Dublin Society's School in 1847, and afterwards practised as a landscape painter in Dublin. He began to exhibit in the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1853; was elected an Associate on 18th July, 1861, and a Member on the 7th of the following September. A few years later he went to London, but continued to send his pictures to the Dublin Academy until 1885, and also made a few contributions to the London exhibitions. Towards the end of his life he married and lived mostly in Edinburgh. He exhibited in the Royal Scottish Academy from 1869 to 1873, when he was living in Edinburgh. He died in 1885. Marquis enjoyed some reputation in his day as a painter, but his works are now seldom met with. Several examples, one at least of considerable merit, belong to Mr. MacDougal of Drumleck, Howth.

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