January 1858: The Glasgow Art Union – Prize-Winners in Ireland – Paintings and Photographic Portfolios

One of the most important aspects of the Glasgow Art Union, and other picture lotteries, is that prizes,

and other works of art, were widely distributed.


A short article on page two of The Waterford Chronicle, on Saturday the 9th of January, 1858, reads:



Among those who were successful in taking prizes at

the last meeting of this society, we find the following : —

Mr. Prendergast, Mr. Mosley, and Mr. Waddell, of this city,

who obtained Photographic Portfolios.

The Rev. W. Hearford, Corrick-on-Suir [sic]; John Cullen,

Enniscorthy; and H. Grubb, Clonmel, obtained paintings.

T. Slattery, Lismore, Patrick Morrison, Carrick-on-Suir;

Patrick Cunningham, Carrick-on-Suir; William Byrne,

Clonmel; Patrick Feehan, Carrick-on-Suir, received

Photographic Portfolios-”



The British Newspaper Archive.



George Fairfull-Smith, August 2023.