Henry Nelson O'Neill

1817-1880 Russia/England-Romanticism/Historical Genre

 

Brief Biography-Henry Nelson O'Neill was born in Saint Petersburg in 1817 and went to England in 1823. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools in 1836 and became an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1860, where he exhibited numerous paintings. He was a painter of historical genre works and was associated with the Clique group of artists opposed to the Pre-Raphaelites and openly admonished their pictures. His most famous images are of troops departing to and from India, The Last Moments of Mozart, and Raphael's Last Moments.

 

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A Picnic

A Picnic

Before Waterloo

Before Waterloo

Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon Pleads with Henry the Eight

Eastward Ho!

Eastward Ho!

Home Again

Home Again

Homecoming

Homecoming #

Pleasant Dreams

Pleasant Dreams

Myrha

Myrha

The Departure

The Departure

The Parting Cheer

The Parting Cheer

The Pre-Raphaelite

The Pre-Raphaelite#

The Spring

The Spring

Princess Alexandra

The Landing of Princess Alexandra at Gravesend

Letter Writer

The Letter Writer

Passing of Mazart

Passing of Mazart