Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples
(1853 - 1943)
Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples was active/lived in United Kingdom. Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples is known for Painting.
Born in Scotland to a family whose main residence was at Lissan House, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, he studied at the Louvain Academy of Fine Arts from 1865-1870. He exhibited at the RHA between 1875 and 1928. In 1875 he showed at the RA and sketched the Prince of Wales later King Edward VII. In 1888 he was represented at the Irish Exhibition in London. He produced portraits of W. G. Grace, Lord Randolph Churchill and William Gladstone, among others. In addition to the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists his works appeared in the Grosvenor Gallery and the Royal Institute of Oil painters.