See also:British painter and
See also:art connoisseur, the third son of
See also:Burton of Mungret, Co .
See also:Limerick, was
See also:born in
See also:Ireland in 1816 . He was educated in
See also:Dublin, where his
See also:artistic studies were carried on with marked success under the direction of Mr Brocas, an able teacher, who foretold for the lad a distinguished career . That this estimate was not exaggerated was proved by Burton's immediate success in his profession . He was elected an associate of the Royal Hibernian Academy at the age of twenty-one and an academician two years later; and in 1842 he began to exhibit at the Royal Academy . A visit to Germany and
See also:Bavaria in 1851 was the first of a long series of wanderings in various parts of
See also:Europe, which gave him a profound and intimate knowledge of the
See also:works of the Old Masters, and prepared him admirably for the duties that he undertook in 1874 when he was appointed director of the British
See also:National Gallery in succession to
See also:Sir W . Boxall, R.A . During the twenty years that he held this
See also:post he was responsible for many important purchases, among them Leonardo da
See also:Vinci's " Virgin of the Rocks,"
See also:Raphael's " Ansidei Madonna,"
See also:Holbein's " Ambassadors,"
See also:Van Dyck's equestrian portrait of
See also:Charles I., and the "
See also:Admiral Pulido
See also:Pareja," by Velasquez; and he added largely to the noted series of Early
See also:Italian pictures in the gallery . The number of acquisitions made to the collection during his
See also:period of
See also:office amounts to not fewer than 500 . His own
See also:painting, most of which was in
See also:colour, had more attraction for experts than for the general public . He was elected an associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Water-
See also:Colours in 1855, and a full member in the following
See also:year . He resigned in 1870, and was re-elected as an honorary member in 1886 .
See also:knighthood was conferred on him in 1884, and the degree of LL.D. of Dublin in 1889 . In his youth he had strong sympathy with the "
See also:Young Ireland Party," and was a close associate with some of its members . He died in
See also:Kensington on the 16th of
See also:March 1900 .
ROBERT BURTON (1577-1640)
SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (1821-1890)
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