James Doyle Penrose
Irish, 1862 - 1932
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Painter of portraits, historical subjects and landscapes. Born on 9th May 1862 at Michelstown, County Dublin, son of James Doyle Penrose, Snr. Studied art at South Kensington, at St John's Wood, and at the RA Schools where he received a silver medal. Exhibited at the principal London galleries from 1889, mainly at the Royal Academy. Principal works include The Presence in the Midst, Last Chapter and Queen Philippa interceding for the Burghers of Calais. Lived near Watford and died on 2nd January 1932.
Biographical source: Grant M. Waters, 'Dictionary of British Artists Working 1900-1950'.
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