DEEY, REV. WILLIAM

(b. 1804, d. 1874)

Amateur

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born in Dublin in 1804, the son of William Deey. He entered Trinity College in 1819, obtained his degree in 1825, and soon afterwards took orders. He exhibited portraits in the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1827 to 1830. In 1829 he went to England and exhibited in that year from 90 Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, in the Royal Academy and the British Institution. He became Vicar of St. Thomas, Southwark, in 1839, and from 1840 to 1868 was a frequent contributor of figure subjects to the Royal Academy and the British Institution. A portrait of "John Cheyne, M.D.," by him was engraved by J. Cochran for Pettigrew's "Medical Portrait Gallery" in 1839. He died at 63 Torrington Square, London, on 18th December, 1874, aged 70.

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