Nicholas Brennan, Portrait Painter

(fl. 1826-1852)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was son of James Brennan, an attorney's clerk in Dublin, and was born in 1802. He was admitted as a student in the Dublin Society's School in 1815, and having completed his studies started as a portrait painter in his father's house, No. 4 Anglesea Street. He resided at No. 5 Pitt Street from 1829 to 1834, and in Great Brunswick Street from about 1837 to 1849. In 1852 he was at No. 7 North Cumberland Street, in the same house as William Glover, the professor of music, whose portrait he painted and exhibited the same year. He contributed portraits to the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1826 to 1852, including one of Dionysius Lardner in 1827. After 1852 his name no longer appears.

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