#OTD in 1816 – Birth of the man of Ireland’s favourite painting, Sir Frederick Burton, at Corofin House, Co Clare.

Born in Co Clare, Frederic William Burton moved to London as a young man to make his living as a watercolour painter.

His painting, ‘The Meeting on the Turret Stairs’ was voted Ireland’s favourite painting in 2012.

Painting is on view at the National Gallery of Ireland

National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland

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