RONAN (or RONAYNE), PATRICK

(fl. early 19th century)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born and lived in Carrick-on-Suir, and had a considerable practice as a portrait painter in the locality. He painted a family group for Mr. Owgan, seneschal of Carrick and the last resident in the old castle there; also portraits of a Mr. Briscoe and his wife, who had been a Miss White, a noted Carrick belle. A "Crucifixion" by him formerly hung over the high altar in the old church in Carrick, and is now in the new church of St. Nicholas. His picture entitled "The Eviction" was destroyed, it is said, on account of the Earl of Bessborough appearing prominently in the scene. Ronan is said to have left Carrick some time after 1804, and to have taken up his residence in Cork, where he died.

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