James Arthur O'Connor

1792-1841 Ireland-Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-James Arthur O'Connor was born in Dublin. His father was a print seller and engraver, whom it is said possibly, tutored James and not William Sadler as it is widely believed. Sadler gave him a couple of lessons; however, it is likely that James was mostly self taught. In 1813 he went to England with George Petrie and Francis Danby. After a short while he left them behind, to return home so he could look after his little sisters who were orphans. He did some work in the west of Ireland before returning to England in 1822. He later paid visits to Brussels, Paris and the Rhine Valley. He exhibited in London and at the RHA. In the last few years of his life his eyesight sowly failed. He died in 1841.

 

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A Moonlit Landscape

A Moonlit Landscape

Wagoner

A Thunderstorm The Frightened Wagoner

An Avenue

A View of an Avenue


Ballinrobe House

Ballinrobe House

Seapoint

Bay Scene Seapoint

Cotton Mills

Duffy's Cotton Mills Ballsbridge

Cotton Mills

Duffy's Cotton Mills

Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock Killarney

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

Mill

Landscape With Mill

County Wicklow

River Scene County Wicklow

River Scene

River Scene

Ballinrobe House

The Grounds Ballinrobe House

The Poachers

The Poachers

Howth Head

View of Howth Head

Lough Derg

View of Lough Derg with Portumna Castle

Westport

Westport

Westport Quays

Westport Quays

Windy Landscape

Windy Landscape with Figure

Wooded River

Wooded River Landscape

Clew Bay

Town of Westport and Clew Bay

Drimnagh Castle

Landscape with a view of Drimnagh Castle

Landscape

Mountainous Landscape

Night

Night

Ballinrobe

The Mill Ballinrobe

Tower on River

Tower on the Bank of a River with Two Men Fishing

County Wicklow

View of County Wicklow

Irishtown

View of Irishtown from Sandymount

Dargle Landscape

Dargle Landscape with a Fisherman

The Shannon

View on the Shannon

Waterfall

Waterfall

Landscape

Wooded Landscape with a Figure Resting by a Path

Travellers

Travellers in a Landscape