The second of four surviving children Adam was born to a family of silversmiths in Cork. His younger brother Frederick (1765-1840) became an established miniature painter who worked in Cork. The Adam Buck exhibition is a distilled version of the exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford last year entitled: An Elegant Society: Adam Buck, an artist in the age of Jane Austen. It contains works from the National Gallery of Ireland, the Royal Collections Trust and the Crawford Permanent Collection. A monograph publication written by Peter Darvall will accompany the exhibition which is at the Crawford until April 9.
(See post on antiquesandartireland.com for July 17, 2015).