Burton, Frederick William, Sir
Born: Apr 09, 1816 AD
Died: 1900 AD, at 83 years of age.
1816 - Born on April 9th in Corofin, Co Clare. Irish water-colour painter and Director of the National Gallery.
1841 - His best known works, apart from his portraits, were: ‘The Arran Fisherman’s Drowned Child’, and ‘A Connaught Toilette’.
1854 - He continued to paint and exhibit in Dublin until he went to live and study on the Continent.
1864-1969 - His best-known later works include ‘The Meeting on the Turret Stairs’ and ‘Cassandra Fedele’.
1874 - Gladstone appointed him Director of the National Gallery in London, and he never painted another picture.
1884 - For his great work he was knighted and received the honorary degree of LL.D. from Trinity College, Dublin.
1894 - He retired and lived quietly in Kensington.
1900 - Died on March 16th in Kensington, London.
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