A COTTAGE NEAR ROUNDWOOD
The Irish watercolour painter John Faulkner was born in Dublin and studied drawing and fine art painting at the Royal Dublin School. His precocious talent led him to begin exhibiting at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) in 1852 when he was only 17. He was elected an RHA academician at 26 and also exhibited at the Royal Academy (RA) in London. Faulkner’s earliest landscape paintings depict scenes of south Co. Dublin and the Wicklow coast. He had a particular skill at capturing the soft dampness of the Irish climate.