Augustus Nicholas Burke

1838-1891 Ireland (Some Pictures in this Gallery
Are Low Resolution and Have been Edited)

 

Brief Biography-Augustus Nicholas Burke was from Co Galway, Ireland. It is said he was a descendant of William the Conqueror. His brother Thomas Henry Burke was Permanent Undersecretary which was the top Irish civil servant post.
Augustus began sketching in his locality at a very early age and later did his studies at the Royal Academy in London. He became professor of painting at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. In 1870 he went to Holland for two years to paint and from there he travelled on to Brittany in France. Both countries had an influence on his work which he later exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy. Walter Osborne who became one of Ireland's most prominent artists was a student of Burke.
When his Brother Thomas Henry was murdered in the Phoenix Park Dublin along with Lord Frederick Cavendish the Chief Secretary for Ireland, by the 'Irish National Invincibles' group, it upset him so much he emigrated to Italy.

 

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Connemara Girl

The Connemara Girl

On the Apple Tree

On the Apple Tree

Laundress

The Little Laundress

Crossing-

Crossing the Bridge

Cattle Watering

Cattle Watering

Cattle, Howth Hill

 A Group of Cattle Howth Hill

Rider

Mounted Rider Leading a Herd of Horses Over a Stream

The Letter

The Letter

Ilfracombe

Twilight Ilfracombe

Walberswick

Twilight Walberswick Suffolk

The Chapel

Outside the Chapel Brittany

Greenore Point

Greenore Point Wexford Coast

Brough Marshes

On the Brough Marshes

In the Glow-

In the Glow of the Evening Sky Slender Poplars Soaring High

Seaweed

Seaweed Gatherers Wexford Coast

Walter F Osborne

Walter Frederick Osborne

Cattle Resting

Cattle Resting

Misty Morning

A Misty Morning Holland

Watering Cattle

Watering Cattle

Galway Hookers

Galway Hookers

Breaking Waves

Breaking Waves

Evening Twilight

When Evening Twilight Gathers Round

Sunset

Sunset

Study of Sheep

Study of Sheep

Ilfracombe

Original Sketch Ilfracombe