- Born: - Died: -
Assistant to Henry McManus, Headmaster of the Royal Dublin Society's School of Art from circa 1854 until the latter's dismissal in 1862, and to Edwin Lyne, the new Headmaster, from 1863 onwards.(1) According to Strickland, James Healy's 'services were dispensed with in May, 1866, and he died soon after'.(2) Healy had himself attended the Royal Dublin Society's Schools; a James Healy was admitted to the School of Architectural Drawing on 25 January 1844 and again on 6 November 1845.(3) He drew a number of the street panoramas in Henry Shaw's Dublin Pictorial Guide(1850) and exhibited landscapes at the Royal Hibernian Academy between 1861 and 1865.(4)
RIAI: elected associate, 21 June 1866, having been proposed by JAMES HIGGINS OWEN and JOHN LANYON and seconded by CHARLES HENRY BRIEN and RICHARD SANDHAM SWAN. (5)
Address: 53 Tritonville Road, 1866.(6)
(1) John Turpin, A School of Art in Dublin since the eighteenth century (1995), 153,156.
(2) W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 466.
(3) MS. transcript from Royal Dublin Society minutes of School of Architectral Design admissions and prizewinners (in IAA).
(4) See RHA Index, II, 76.
(5) RIAI council meeting minutes, 5 May 1866, 54; general meeting minutes, 17 May,21 Jun 1866, 185,191.
(6) See note 4, above.