Mic
Jan 21, 2018

Charles Frederick Buckley - Artist FL 1840 - 1869

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Does anyone know any detail about this artist - I believe he came over from Cork Ireland in about 1840, exhibited 31 times at the British Institute between 1841 - 1869 but would he have been a well known a reputed artist by 1851 OR could he have been employed by Baxter about that time to paint views he intended to produce?

theimaginativeone
Nov 5

I am glad to read this info. genius

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