Frederick William Burton
 

 

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Frederick William Burton 1816-1900

Born in Corofin, County Clare. He was a watercolourist and a painter of landscapes, portraits and genre scenes. His subject matter reflected his interest in Irish history and legend. He became Director of the National Gallery in London in 1874 and had no more time to devote to his painting. His most famous work is The Meeting on the Turret Stairs in the National Gallery, Dublin. It is based on a Danish ballad. He is buried in Dublin.

 

 

 

Further information and directions to the grave are to be found in "Dead and Buried in Dublin - An Illustrated Guide to the Historic Graves of Dublin.  Click here to order a copy of this book