From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913
Was a native of Abbeyleix or its vicinity and received his art training in the Dublin Society's School. He exhibited portraits in the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1826 to 1831. After the latter date no further mention of him has been found. At Abbeyleix, in the possession of Lord De Vesci, are portraits by Mercier of "John, 2nd Viscount De Vesci" and his wife, "Frances Viscountess De Vesci," and of "Thomas, 3rd Viscount De Vesci."
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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