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William Osborne

1823-1901 Ireland/Painter of Animals


Brief Biography-William Osborne was born in Dublin in 1823. He was the father of Walter Osborne, who became a more successful painter in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In 1845, William was a student at the Royal Hibernian Academy. He began with portraiture and moved on to painting animals, for which he became famous. The Academy admitted him in 1868, and he exhibited there for the entirety of his life. The Ward Union Hunt was his most renowned painting. He died in Dublin in 1901.


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Mrs Sarah
Elizabeth Connolly

Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Connolly

The Ward

The Ward Hunt

Two Dogs
in a Barn

Two Dogs in a Barn


Tinder -Box with Captain Lummie Harford

Hounds from York
and Ainsty Kennels

The Hounds from York and Ainsty Kennels

The Dogs

The Dogs Parliment


The Count

Leader of the

Leader of the Pack


His Catch