MURPHY, JOHN ROSS

(b. 1827, d.1892)

Marine Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born on the 14th July, 1827. He spent his early life at sea, and rose to the command of an Indiaman. He was always fond of painting, and on his retirement he took lessons from Clarkson Stanfield and from Edmund Gill, the painter of waterfalls. He painted with Edwin Hayes and John Faulkner in Dublin, and exhibited in the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1877 to 1884, and in Liverpool. His works were chiefly sea-pieces and rocky coast-scenes. He died on the 6th September, 1892.

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