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Hone at the age of 16, in 1772, he began to exhibit in the Royal Academy. He was elected an Associate in 1779. On the invitation of the Countess Temple, afterwards Marchioness of Buckingham, he went to Ireland in 1782 when Lord Temple was appointed to the Vice-royalty, and soon acquired a large and fashionable practice. He settled first in Capel Street and afterwards lived for some years in Dorset Street. In his house there Francis Grose died in 1791. In 1794 he moved to 9 Nassau Street; in 1800 he was at 14 Charlemont Street, and in 1801 and 1802 at 12 Lower Mount Street. He painted many of the prominent personages of the time in Dublin, such as the Earl of Charlemont, the Countess of Lanesborough, the Duke of Leinster, Lady O'Neill, Lord Powerscourt and James Gandon the architect. In 1784 he painted a miniature of Mrs. Siddons,
While in Ireland he had contributed but once to the Royal Academy, viz., in 1795 when he was appointed miniature painter to the Prince of Wales; after moving to London he exhibited regularly there f
|Height||6.00 cm||(2.36 inches)|