A Compendium of Irish Biography/Wheatley, Francis

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Wheatley, Francis, R.A., an English artist, was born in 1747 and died in 1801. He resided a considerable time in Ireland, and was happy in the delineation of the Irish life and character. He painted some well-known historical pieces relating to the country during its period of independence, including the "Meeting of the Volunteers in College Green " (now in the National Gallery, Dublin), and an "Interior of the House of Commons." [1] [2]

Authorities
  1. Gandon, James, Life : Thomas J. Mulvany. Dublin, 1846.
  2. Painters and Engravers, Dictionary of: Michael Bryan: Edited by George Stanley. London, 1873.