Erskine Nicol

1825-1904 Scottish-Irish Scenes

 

Brief Biography-Erskine Nicol was born in Edinburgh in 1825. He studied alongside William Allan at the Edinburgh College of Art before teaching in Ireland between 1845 and 1850. The plight of the Irish people touched him during the famine, and he depicted his images of people in dire distress with sincere authenticity. His painting 'An Irish Countryman', which presently hangs in my living room, exudes the anguish experienced by citizens, particularly in rural areas during the country's darkest era. Nicol became an academician in 1859 and exhibited at academies in Scotland, Ireland and England. Ireland was his second base for painting, and he moved from Edinburgh to London in 1862, where he spent his last days. He died in 1904.

 

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An Irish
Countryman

An Irish Countryman

Kept
In

Kept In

A Doubful
Sixpence

A Doubful Sixpence

A Nip Against
the Cold

A Nip Against the Cold

An Ejected
Family

An Ejected Family

The
Tenant

The Tenant

The Ryans
and Dwyers

The Ryans and Dwyers

The Missing
Boat

The Missing Boat

An Irish Emmigrant
Landing at Liverpool

An Irish Emmigrant Landing at Liverpool

The
Emigrants

The Emigrants

His Legal
Adviser

His Legal Adviser

Wayside
Prayer

Wayside Prayer

Good
News

Good News

'Make-it
-up

Kiss an' Make-it-up

Donnybrook
Fair

Donnybrook Fair

Steady
Johnny-

Steady Johnny Steady

A Card
Party

A Card Party