Charles A. Doyle, Draughtsman

(b. 1832, d. 1893)


From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Fourth son of John Doyle (q.v.), was born in London in 1832. When about 19 years of age he obtained a post in the Office of Works in Edinburgh, where he remained for most of his life. He was a water-colour painter of much power and also worked in black and white, but his official work prevented him doing much as an artist. He never exhibited in London, but his works appeared for many years in the Royal Scottish Academy. He contributed illustrations to "London Society" in 1862, 1863 and 1864, and did four unpublished etchings, "Football," "Blind-man's Buff," "Croquet," and "The Slide," the copperplates of which were sold at Puttick and Simpson's on 27th June, 1889. At the age of 55 his health broke down, and about a year after, in 1893, he died at Dumfries, aged 61. He was father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle the novelist.

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