Born in Ireland in 1833. Donnelly came to San Francisco in the early 1850s with the Gold Rush and was active there until 1860. He died in Sacramento on Aug. 1, 1864.
Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1857-58; Calif. State Fair, 1861.
In: Society of Calif. Pioneers.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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