Antique Oil Painting The Monastery by WJ Hennessy 1906
Antique Oil Painting The Monastery by WJ Hennessy 1906
Antique Oil Painting The Monastery by WJ Hennessy 1906
Antique Oil Painting The Monastery by WJ Hennessy 1906
Antique Oil Painting The Monastery by WJ Hennessy 1906
Antique Oil Painting The Monastery by WJ Hennessy 1906

Antique Oil Painting The Monastery by WJ Hennessy 1906

1906 England

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This is an impressive painting "The Monastery" by William John Hennessy and is signed and dated probably 1906.

The painting appears quite dark but with the right lighting creates an atmosphere of mystery and suspense.

The painting has a beautiful gilded frame and would look grand above a fireplace.

Condition:

Excellent condition.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 136 x Width 75 - Painting

Height 156 x Width 96 x Depth 9 - Frame

Dimensions in inches:

Height 53.5 x Width 29.5 - Painting

Height 61.4 x Width 37.8 x Depth 3.5 - Frame
William John Hennessy was born in Thomastown, County Kilkenny in 1839. His father, John Hennessy, was forced to leave Ireland in 1848 as a result of his involvement in the Young Ireland movement. He landed in Canada and settled in New York. William, his mother Catherine, and brother joined their father there in 1849. He gained admittance to the National Academy of Design in 1854 and exhibited his first works there.

Hennessy developed a skill in wood engraving and was hired to illustrate the works of renowned poets, including that of Tennyson, Longfellow and Whittier. As an American he became the co-founder of the Artists’ Fund Society, and an honorary member of the American Society of Painters in Watercolours. In 1870 he moved to London where he became a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1902. Between 1879 and 1907 the Royal Hibernian Academy displayed eight of his paintings.
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05070
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