Henry Edward Doyle
Henry Edward Doyle CB (1827-1893) was a British artist and director of the National Gallery of Ireland.
Doyle was the third son of John Doyle (author of the "H. B." political sketches) by Marianne, daughter of Mr. James Conan, of Dublin. He was born in 1827, and educated as an artist. On the recommendation of Cardinal Wiseman he was appointed Commissioner for Rome at the 1862 International Exhibition in London, and for his services in that capacity was nominated a Knight of the Order of Pius IX. 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. He was elected by the Board of Governors Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, in 1869 on the death of Mr. George Francis Mulvany, R.H.A., the first holder of that office. He was also a member of the Committee of Advice for the three special exhibitions of national portraits from 1866 to 1868, and he is a member of the Royal Hibernian Academy. In 1880 he was nominated a Companion of the Order of the Bath. He married in 1866 Jane, daughter of the Right Hon. Nicholas Ball, one of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in Ireland., and the sister of John Ball.
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