CLARKE, WILLIAM

(b. 1815, d. 1905)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Brother of George Frederick Clarke was born at Carrick-on-Suir on 30th August, 1815, the eighth child of Usher Clarke. He painted for many years in Dublin, and exhibited portraits in the Hibernian Academy from 1849 to 1888. He retired from his profession and took up his residence in London in 1891. He was a man of wide culture, a linguist, and a classical scholar; but although possessed of talent and ability as an artist he did not attain any great distinction in his profession. He lived to an advanced age, and died at his residence in Prince's Square, Bayswater, London, on 12th June, 1905.

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