DOYLE, WILLIAM F., A.R.H.A.

(fl. 1865-1891)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

He exhibited portraits and landscapes at the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1865 to 1887, and was elected an Associate in November, 1869. As an artist he was poor, and he eked out a living by painting portraits and photographs for Lawrence of Sackville Street. For some time before his death he had ceased to reside in Ireland. He died in 1891. Among his portraits were "Sir John Gray," in crayons, R.H.A., 1869; "Cardinal Cullen," painted in 1867, now in Holy Cross College, Clonliffe; and "Rev. Thomas Burke," R.H.A., 1872, in the Dominican Convent, Dominick Street.

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