ROURKE, NATHANIEL

(fl. c. 1777)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

An obscure artist, practising in Dublin in the latter half of the eighteenth century as a portrait painter. He was a pupil in the Dublin Society's Schools, where he obtained prizes for figure drawings in 1773, and the two following years. In 1777 he made his only appearance as an exhibitor, sending, from 38 Bride Street, five portraits to the Society of Artists in William Street.

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