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Thomas Hickey

 (1741 - 1824)
Thomas Hickey was active/lived in Ireland, India.  Thomas Hickey is known for portrait painting and chalk drawing.

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Thomas Hickey (c.1741-1824)

One of the great adventurers in the history of Irish art, Thomas Hickey was a popular and successful portrait artist, who practiced portraiture in Ireland, the UK, Portugal, India and China, but never achieved significant acclaim in his native country during his lifetime.

He was born in Dublin, the son of a sweet-maker, and studied drawing and painting at the Dublin Society schools, where he gained numerous prizes in his early teens.  His early works were largely portraits executed in chalk, but following a study trip to Italy in the early 1760s, he began exhibiting a range of oil paintings.  Depressed by his failure to win patrons and develop his art in Dublin, he went to London and becam   ...  Displaying 750 of 2038 characters.

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A DOUBLE PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR WOLFE, 1ST VISCOUNT KILWARDEN AND HIS WIFE ANNE
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PORTRAIT OF HENRY WILLIAM BAYNTON, AGED 13 YEARS, 6 MONTHS, MIDSHIP MAN IN THE CLEOPATRA
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Portrait of Colonel Thomas Fitzgerald (1737-?), three-quarter-length, in uniform, his right hand resting on the hilt of his sword, a landscape beyond
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