Walter OSBORNE 1859–1903
Irish genre, portrait and landscape painter. Born 17 June 1859 in Dublin, son of the animal painter William Osborne. Studied at the R.H.A. School, Dublin, from 1876; obtained scholarships there 1881–2 and went to Antwerp for two years to study under Verlat. Returned home 1883 and settled in Dublin. Exhibited at the R.H.A. from 1877; A.R.H.A. 1883; R.H.A. 1886. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1886. Until 1891 painted genre but from 1896 mainly portraits. Visited Spain 1895 and Holland 1896. Died 24 April 1903 in Dublin.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II