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Francis Wheatley

1747-1801 English/Painted in Ireland 1779-1783

 

Brief Biography-Francis Wheatley was born in London in 1847. His father placed him into the drawing school of William Shipley of the Royal Society of Arts. After winning several awards, he studied at the Royal Academy Schools and later became the Society of Artists director. In 1779 he absconded to Dublin with the wife of the artist John Alexander Gresse to avoid his debtors. He made a successful living in Dublin with portraiture and painted his most famous work, The Irish House of Commons. However, on the disclosure of his past dalliances, Wheatly returned to London, where he excelled while emulating the works of Jean-Baptiste Greuze. Wheatley painted these works in an exemplary manner, and in 1790, he was an associate of the Royal Academy and an Academician a year later. Unfortunately, he remained in debt during the last decade of his life, and he was in poor health. Francis Wheatley died in London in 1801.

 

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Irish House of
Commons

Irish House of Commons

Mr and Mrs
Richardson

Mr and Mrs Richardson

Dublin Volunteers
on College Green

The Dublin Volunteers on College Green

Reviewing Volunteers
at Belan House

Lord Aldeburgh Reviewing Volunteers at Belan House County Kildare

Marquess and
Marchioness of-

The Marquess and Marchioness of Antrim

The
Disaster

The Disaster

Broome
in Kent

Broome in Kent

Edward and Priscilla
Wakefield

Edward and Priscilla Wakefield

The
Saithwaite Family

The Saithwaite Family

Return from
Shooting

Return from Shooting

Richard Ironmonger
Troward

Richard Ironmonger Troward

Scene from
Twelfth Night

Scene from Twelfth Night

Benjamin Bond
Hopkins

Benjamin Bond Hopkins

Silvia Rescused
by Valentine

Silvia Rescused by Valentine

Man
with a Dog

Man with a Dog

The
Wilkinson Family

The Wilkinson Family

View of
Tarbert

View of Tarbert

Mr Bailey of
Stanstead Hall

Mr Bailey of Stanstead Hall

A
Peasant Boy

A Peasant Boy

Family Group in a
Landscape

A Family Group in a Landscape

Henry
Grattan

Henry Grattan

amorous
rivalry

amorous rivalry

a sportsman
with his son

portrait of a sportsman with his son