STOPFORD, ROBERT LOWE

(b. 1813, d. 1898)

Landscape and Marine Painter in Water-colour

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born in Dublin in 1813. From his earliest years he displayed a talent for art, and after receiving some private tuition he settled in Cork while still a young man, and there enjoyed a considerable reputation as a painter of landscapes and marine subjects in water-colour, and was also a successful teacher. He painted numerous views of local scenery, many of which were lithographed, such as "Queen's College, Cork," "River of Cork," "Cork Harbour," and "The Evening Gun, Haulbowline Island." A drawing of "The Wreck of the Sirius in Ballycotton Bay in 1847" was lithographed by him and published in Cork. He exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy between 1858 and 1884. A "View from the drawing-room window of Lismore Castle," exhibited in 1863, was selected as a ten-pound prize in the Art Union of Ireland. He was for many years art correspondent in the south of Ireland for the "Illustrated London News" and other papers. He died on 2nd February, 1898, at his residence, 2 De Vesci Terrace, Monkstown, Co. Cork, in his eighty-fifth year.

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