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Town of Westport and Clew Bay, County Mayo

Oil Painting
1825 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

O’Connor was born in Dublin and first exhibited there in 1809. He was well known for paintings of his native Ireland and had visited the west of the country in 1818-1819 where he painted a series of landscapes commissioned by Lord Sligo at Westport. He lived in London from 1822, but continued to paint pictures of Ireland, exhibiting 21 landscapes at the Royal Academy between 1822 and 1840.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
oil on canvas
Brief Description
Oil painting on canvas, depicting the town of Westport and Clew Bay, County Mayo, by James Arthur O'Connor, Ireland, 1825
Physical Description
Oil painting on canvas, depicting the town of Westport and Clew Bay, County Mayo.
Dimensions
  • Estimate height: 51.5cm
  • Estimate width: 77.1cm
  • Frame height: 825mm
  • Frame width: 1083mm
  • Frame depth: 84mm
Dimensions taken from Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'J A O'Connor/1825' (Signed and dated by the artist, lower left)
Object history
Purchased, 1873
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
O’Connor was born in Dublin and first exhibited there in 1809. He was well known for paintings of his native Ireland and had visited the west of the country in 1818-1819 where he painted a series of landscapes commissioned by Lord Sligo at Westport. He lived in London from 1822, but continued to paint pictures of Ireland, exhibiting 21 landscapes at the Royal Academy between 1822 and 1840.
Bibliographic Reference
Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 220
Collection
Accession Number
30-1873

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record createdMarch 27, 2003
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