Jeremiah Hodges Mulcahy (1804-1889)
|Artist Name||Jeremiah Hodges Mulcahy (1804-1889)|
|Description||An original oil on canvas which dates to circa 1840 and depicts "Ancient Ruins”. Painted by listed Irish artist Jeremiah Hodges Mulcahy ARHA, it is housed in its original gilt frame. A very evocative reminder of change with beautiful light.
A very interesting painting, this is a top quality Old Master.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||16 x 13 inches|
|Frame||Original period gallery frame 24 inches by 21 inches. Good condition.|
|Condition||Good condition. Has ware/thin in places but has excellent colour.|
|Biography||Jeremiah Hodges Mulcahy (1804-1889) was born in Limerick on 12 September 1804 and was best known as a landscape painter. He was living in Lock Quay and working as a Portrait Painter when his wife Mary passed away in 1837. In January, 1842, he opened a School of Painting at 19 Catherine Street, Limerick, where he provided art classes for the gentry. He was an exhibitor in the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1843 to 1878.
He caused a scandal in Limerick in 1853 when he became involved with Christina Jackson, a girl under the age of 18. The pair married and had a child the following year. Following Christina’s death in 1862 he moved to Dublin where he lived out his years and died at his residence, 11 Avondale Terrace, Harold’s Cross, on 25th December, 1889, and was buried in Limerick.
Five illustrations from drawings by Jeremiah Mulcahy are in Samuel Carter Hall & Anna Maire Hall’s book “Ireland, its Scenery and Character” published in 1841. One of his paintings sold in 2006 in Christies Auction rooms, London for £43,200.