Frank Reynolds, Portrait Painter

(d. 1895)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born in England, the eldest son of S. W. Reynolds, junior, engraver, who died in 1872. He studied in the Schools of the Royal Academy, and about 1860 came to Dublin where, for many years, he painted portraits, and was much employed by Cranfield, the print-seller and publisher, of 115 Grafton Street. He exhibited portraits and, occasionally, subject pictures, in the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1860 to 1875. He left Dublin in, or soon after, 1875, and was in Brighton for a time, and afterwards in Scarborough, where he died in 1895. Among his portraits are:

Alderman John Campbell. Painted in 1870. [City Hall, Dublin.]

Jonathan Christian, Lord Justice of Appeal. [King's Inns.]

Sir Frederick Shaw, Bart., Recorder of Dublin. [King's Inns.]

Abraham Brewster, Lord Chancellor. [King's Inns.]

David R. Pigot, Chief Baron. [King's Inns.]

Morgan Darcy. R.H.A., 1874.

Maurice Brooks, Lord Mayor in 1874. [Mrs. Brooks, Herbert Street, Dublin.] R.H.A., 1875.

General Frederick Maunsell. [Friendly Brothers Club, Dublin.] Painted in 1874.

The Royal Agricultural Show, Dublin, 1871. In this work the back-ground, buildings, etc, were painted, and the portraits were merely photographs stuck on; it was done expressly for reproduction. Published in autotype by Cranfield, of Grafton Street, in 1872.

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