Robert Richard Scanlan

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Robert Richard Scanlan

Robert Richard Scanlan sometimes known as R. R. Scanlan (1801 – 1876) was an Irish painter and portraitist.

A resident of Dublin in the 1820s, he exhibited portraits at the Royal Hibernian Academy (1826–1864), and was later Master of the Cork School of Design.[1] He painted portraits and watercolour portrait groups, described by Professor Anne Crookshank of Trinity College Dublin as charmingly evocative of the leisured society of Victorian Ireland.[2] He spent his later life in London and exhibited at the Royal Academy (1837–1859).

Two of his best known works were portraits of Prime Ministers, Sir Robert Peel and the Duke of Wellington[3]


  1. ^ Whyte's Biographies of Irish Art and Irish Artists
  2. ^ Cork Art History (1851-1875)
  3. ^ 10 Downing Street Website
  • Irish Watercolours and Drawings: Works on Paper C.1600-1914 By Anne Crookshank, Knight of Glin. (page 331)