The New International Encyclopædia/Hovenden, Thomas
HO′VENDEN, Thomas (1810-95). An American genre painter, born in Dunmanway, Ireland, he studied at the Cork School of Art, and at the National Academy of Design after he came to America, in 1863. Afterwards he was a pupil of Cabanel in Paris. He was elected a National Academician in 1882, and was a member of the American Water-Color Society, the Society of American Artists, and the Philadelphia Society of Artists. His “John Brown Being Led to Execution” is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. His other works include: “In the Hands of the Enemy,” “Jerusalem the Golden,” “Chloë and Sam,” and “Breton Interior.” His composition is dramatic and effective, and his pictures are very popular.