Walter Frederick Osborne

1859-1903 Ireland-Impressionism/Plein-air

 

Brief Biography-Walter Frederick Osborne was born in Dublin in 1859, the son of the racehorse painter William Osbourne. He studied at the Royal Hibernian Academy Schools and won the Taylor Scholarship twice before studying in Antwerp and Brittany until 1883. He painted in several locations in England and Ireland while exhibiting at the RHA, the Royal Academy and the New England Art Club. Jules Bastien-Lepage and James McNeill Whistler made an impression on him which is evident in many of his paintings. Sir William Quiller Orchardson influenced his portraiture. Manet and Renoir later influenced his pictures after he encountered their works in Paris. Osbourne, unfortunately, died of pneumonia in 1903. He is famed for his depictions of Dublin slum life in the late nineteenth century besides his portraits.

 

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A Children's
Party

A Children's Party

A Waterway
Lincoln

A Waterway Lincoln

A Scene in
Phoenix Park

A Scene in Phoenix Park

Apple Gathering-
Quimperle

Apple Gathering-Quimperle

An October
Morning

An October Morning

Wells-Next-
The-Sea

An Old Byeway Wells-Next-The-Sea

A Corner of the
Farmyard

A Corner of the Farmyard

Beneath Saint
Jacques-

Beneath Saint Jacques-Antwerp

By the
Sea

By the Sea

Children in
Church

Children in Church

Cupboard
Love

Cupboard Love

On
the Beach

Children on the Beach

Mrs Noel Guinness
and her daughter

Mrs Noel Guinness and her daughter Margaret

-An Old Dublin
Street

Near Saint Patrick's Close-An Old Dublin Street

Robert Offley
Ashburton Crewe-

Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes First Marquess of Crewe

The Tempting
Bait

The Tempting Bait

The
Promenade

The Promenade at Hastings

A Cottage
Garden

A Cottage Garden

Cherry
Ripe

Cherry Ripe

The Fish
Market

The Fish Market

Landscape with
Crows

Landscape with Crows

On
Suffolk Sands

On Suffolk Sands

Self-
Portrait

Self-Portrait

The Goldfish
Bowl

The Goldfish Bowl

Winding
Wool

Walter Winding Wool

Moderke
Verhoft

Moderke Verhoft

JBS
MacIlwaine

JBS MacIlwaine

Feeding the
Chickens

Feeding the Chickens


Daffodils

Daffodils