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Portrait of a Lady

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Artist: WILLIAM FOY

REF
965
Height
66.04 cm (26")
Width
53.34 cm (21")
William Foy was born in County Londonderry and was a pupil of the Rev. James Knox, headmaster of the New Free School (later Foyle College). He studied art at the Dublin Society School and may be the William Foy who entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1814. He was a prolific portrait painter and a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy, Royal Hibernian Academy and elsewhere. In 1861 he had an exhibition in the British Institution in London. He lived in London and Dublin. A portrait by him is in the collection Londonderry College and an engraving after him is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Height
66.04 cm (26")
Width
53.34 cm (21")
More Information
Year                 c 1830
Medium                 Pencil heightened with watercolour and white, oval
Country                 Ireland
Signed                 Signed beneath the mount
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