O'KEEFFE, MANUS MASSEY

(b. 1834, d. 1868)

Illuminator

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born in Cork in 1834. Originally a saddler, he was afterwards an attorney's clerk and became noted for his drawings in the manner of the ancient Irish illuminations, a work in which he excelled. He died in distressed circumstances in the Mercy Hospital, Cork, on 3rd May, 1868.

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