Nathaniel Grogan-The Elder

c. 1740-1807 Ireland/Landscapes-Genre

 

Brief Biography-Nathaniel Grogan, a landscapist and genre painter, was born in Cork circa 1740. He came up against opposition to painting from his parents, who made him join the army. He went to the West Indies and America and returned after the Independence War. The Cork artist John Butts taught and encouraged him. He excelled in painting genre scenes of Irish peasants and was influenced primarily by Dutch artists. His landscape images of Cork were his notable works, the most famous being 'Boats on the River Lee Below Tivoli'. He painted his only murals in the Georgian house 'Vernon Mount'; in which there was evidence of Willem Van der Hagen's influence. Fire severely damaged the house in 2016.

 

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Boats on the River
Lee Below Tivoli

Boats on the River Lee Below Tivoli

The Itinerant
Preacher

The Itinerant Preacher

The
Wake

The Wake

Lady Blanche
Crosses the Ravine

Lady Blanche Crosses the Ravine Guided by the Count and Saint Foix

Whipping The Herring
Out Of Town

 Whipping The Herring Out Of Town

Gothic Temple
Tivoli County Cork

Gothic Temple Tivoli County Cork

Minerva Throwing
Away the Spears

Minerva Throwing Away the Spears of War

The Old Bridge and
Blarney Castle

The Old Bridge and Blarney Castle

North
Gate Bridge

North Gate Bridge

South
Gate Bridge

South Gate Bridge