Mrs. Emilia Lecky, Portrait Painter

(b. about 1788, d. after 1844)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

She was the wife of William Alexander Lecky, and was born in Dublin in or about 1788. Her maiden name is not known. She resided with her husband at first at Derry, but moved to Dublin, and in 1826 she exhibited for the first time at the Royal Hibernian Academy. Between that year and 1836 fourteen of her portraits were shown, and she continued as an exhibitor until 1842. In 1835 she was living in Henry Street, and from 1840 to 1844 at 52 Upper Abbey Street. Her son Andrew Alexander Lecky exhibited, at the age of sixteen, two portraits in 1833 and 1834.

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