#OTD in 1816 – Birth of painter, Sir Frederick Burton, in Corofin, 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 | Merrion Square West, Dublin 2, Ireland 

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