(c.1655 - 1715)
Garrett Morphy was active/lived in Ireland. Garrett Morphy is known for portrait painting.
Biography Garrett Morphy
Garret Morphy (c.1655-1715)
The Dublin artist Garret Morphy dominated portraiture in Ireland in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Walter Strickland states he was known from his portrait of Archbishop Oliver Plunkett (executed in Tyburn, London, in 1681), which was reproduced in mezzotint.
There is no documentary proof concerning Morphy's origins in Ireland, nor about his early training as a painter, although the style of some of his early pictures (eg. Portrait of Lady Jane Chichester c.1675) suggest that he studied under the Flemish portrait artist Gaspar Smitz who was an active painter of the Irish aristocracy in the 1660s and 1670s. The first mention of Morphy is as an 18-year-ol
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