Joseph Peacock

c. 1783-1837 Ireland/Genre

 

Brief Biography-Joseph Peacock was active from c. 1809 until he died in 1837. He declared himself a "Familiar Life and Animal Painter" and a copyist mainly of Dutch masters. Peacock's first significant painting was "Palmerston Fair", which included c. one thousand figures. "The Installation of the Knights in Saint Patrick's Cathedral" was one of his two most noted works for which he charged one hundred pounds, the other being the "Festival of Saint Kevin at the Seven Churches in Glendalough". The latter was shown at the London Royal Academy two years in a row. Peacock restored pictures from his shop in Bachelor's Walk, and in addition, he inserted staffage into paintings for James Arthur O'Connor. He was a founding member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1823.

 

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The Festival
of Saint Kevin

The Festival of Saint Kevin at the Seven Churches

Installation
of the Knights

Installation of the Knights in Saint Patrick's Cathedral