Henry Edward Doyle

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Life
1827-1892; painter, s. of John Doyle [q.v.]; Commissioner for Rome at London International Exhibition, on recommendation of Cardinal Wiseman, 1862; Knight, created by Pius IX in consequence; appt. Art Superintendent of the International Exhibition, Dublin, 1865; m. Jane [née Ball, dg. of Right Hon. Nicholas Ball, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland), 1866appt. Director of National Gallery of Ireland, succeeding G. F. Mulvany, 1869; he was a judicious purchaser of classical paintings; MRHA 1874; Companion of the Order of the Bath, 1880; ; d. London; ODNB DIB

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Commentary
Ann Stewart, National Portrait Collection (National Gallery of Ireland (1986): He founded the National Portrait Collection, following an exhibition of 1872 in which 630 portraits of Irishmen and women were shown. On appealing to the Treasury for a grant, he was told that a such a gallery already existed in London, where ‘eminent Irishmen were represented indiscriminately with Englishmen and Scotchmen.’ He included the first notice of the new collection in the 1875 Catalogue.

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References
There is a Wikipedia webpage - which does not contradiction the notice elsewhere that he was born in Dublin (perhaps visiting the Conans?)

Wikipedia ...

[...] He was Art Superintendent of the International Exhibition of 1865, in Dublin; and honorary secretary of the National Portrait Gallery in connection with that of 1872 in the same city. [...] was also a member of the Committee of Advice for the three special exhibitions of national portraits from 1866 to 1868 [...]

—accessed 18.03.2011

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