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  • 1. Art History• An investigation into the work of two Irishartists with specific reference to two worksof each artist.• Walter Osborne (1859-1903)• Paul Henry (1876-1958)
  • 2. What is involved• Lesson 1 – Who was Walter Osborne?• Lesson 2 - Consideration of two works ofart by Walter Osborne.• Lesson 3 & 4 – Who was Paul Henry?Consideration of two works of art by PaulHenry• Lesson 5 – Class test based on one ofthe two artists.
  • 3. Walter Osborne (1859-1903)• Walter Fredrick Osborne• Born 17th June, 1859 -Rathmines, Dublin.• His father, WilliamOsborne, was an animalpainter• Was known as Fredrick inhis early years• Entered the RoyalHibernian Academy in1876 to study art.
  • 4. Royal Hibernian Academy• Osborne won a silvermedal in 1877• The Albert Prize in1880 with his "Gladein the Phoenix Park."• Won the TaylorScholarship in 1881and 1882• "Glade in the PhoenixPark.“ sold for€40,000 in 2006
  • 5. Antwerp• Osborne moved toAntwerp in 1883• Spent two yearsstudying underCharles Verlat atthe AntwerpAcademy
  • 6. Exhibitions• Began exhibiting in theRoyal Hibernian Academy in1877• In 1883 exhibited 13 works,mostly sketches of Antwerpand Bruges• “A Flemish Farmstead” 1884– Exhibited in Liverpool• Began using the nameWalter instead of Fredrick in1884
  • 7. Rural England• From 1884 spent severalyears living in Sussex,Berkshire and Norfolk andother parts of rural England.• Painted rural country andvillage life and scenery in oiland watercolour• “On Suffolk Sands” 1887• His paintings were exhibitedeach year at the RoyalHibernian Academy
  • 8. Feeding the Chickens• “Feeding the Chickens”• Painted at North Littleton,Worcestershire, England inOctober 1884• Oil on canvas• The girls name is BessieOsborne – no relation ofWalter.• Up for auction in 2012estimated €500,000-€700,000 but didn’t sell
  • 9. Street Life in Dublin• His reputation wasenormouslyenhanced when hebegan paintingstreet scenes inDublin.• “Fish Market, PatrickStreet.”• Painted 1893• Painting shows theeveryday life ofordinary people
  • 10. Portraits• During the last ten years ofhis life Osborne became anoted portrait painter• “Portrait of a Lady Sittingat a Table” 1893• He was in such demandthat he had to move to alarger studio• Osborne died ofpneumonia in 1903
  • 11. Walter Osborne (1859-1903)• Walter Fredrick Osborne – oneof the most noted 19thcenturyIrish Artists• Osborne painted portraits,landscape, subjects andanimals, and worked in oil,water-colour, pastel and pencil.• His last painting “Tea in theGarden” was unfinished• A dazzling fusion of naturalismand impressionism• He was regarded as justreaching the height of his talentwhen he died

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