Henry O'Neill (illustrator)

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Illustration by Henry O'Neill; 1859 from Illustrations of Some of the Most Interesting Sculptured Crosses of Ancient Ireland

Henry O'Neill (1798–1880) was an Irish artist and antiquarian.

Career[edit]

Born in Clonmel, O'Neill lost both parents at a young age, and was tended by his sister, Sara O'Neill, a haberdasher who provided him an exceptional education.[1] O'Neill is best remembered for the creation of lithographs portraying Celtic art and crosses in Ireland. They were published as Illustrations of Some of the Most Interesting Sculptured Crosses of Ancient Ireland (1859).

He died in 1880 and was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Strickland, Henry G. A Dictionary of Irish Artists. Maunsel & Company, Limited, Dublin and London. 1913. Pg. 197. Retrieved Mar. 25, 2008.