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(b Clonakilty, Co. Cork, 10 Aug. 1848; d New York, 29 Oct. 1892). American still-life painter. He was born in Ireland and brought to America as a child, living first in Philadelphia and then from 1869 in New York (with the exception of a stay in Europe, 1880–6). He specialized in elaborate trompe-l'œil compositions, often involving firearms or musical instruments (After the Hunt, 1885, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco).

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)