John Faulkner (Irish, active United States c. 1870–80)
Oil on canvas
26 x 39 inches
Signed and dated at lower left: “John Faulkner/1866”
John Faulkner was an Irish landscape and marine painter in oil and watercolor. He entered the Royal Dublin Society Schools in 1848 and first exhibited in 1852 at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin. He was elected an associate member of the academy in 1861, only to be expelled in 1870. He then left Dublin for the United States, where these two watercolors were probably painted. He exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 1866 and 1868 when his address was recorded as Sansom Street in Philadelphia. He returned to London, where he earned his living by painting watercolors for dealers. Faulkner exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy again from 1880 to 1887 and at the Royal Academy in London from 1884 to 1888.