Fanny Corr, Subject Painter

(b. 1807, d. 1883)

Subject Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Isabelle Marie Françoise Corr, sister of the foregoing Erin Corr, was born in Brussels in 1807. She was a pupil of the Belgian artist, F. J. Navez, and acquired a considerable reputation as a painter of subjects from sacred history, portraits and genre, particularly excelling in the latter. She painted a portrait of Queen Marie Louise, now in the Belgian Royal collection. Her "Virgin consoling the Afflicted," exhibited in Paris and awarded a gold medal, is now in the Hospital of St. John in Brussels. In 1836 she married the distinguished Belgian sculptor, William Geefs.* As "Mdlle. Corr," and afterwards as "Madame Fanny Geefs Corr" and "Madame F. Geefs," she occasionally exhibited in the Royal Hibernian Academy. Her "Young Mother" was engraved in the "Art Journal" in 1867. She died at Schaerbeck, Brussels, in 1883.

* Antoine Geefs (b. 1829, d. 1866) executed the medal of the Dublin Exhibition of 1865.

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