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William Foy

(1791-1871), Portrait painter

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James Knox, by George Foggo, printed by  M & N Hanhart, after  William Foy - NPG D37114

James Knox

by George Foggo, printed by M & N Hanhart, after William Foy
lithograph, (1844)
NPG D37114

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Brian Mitchell

01 February 2018, 20:13

William Foy of 7 Mall Wall, Derry died 19 August 1871, age 81. He is buried in Derry City Cemetery. Londonderry Guardian of 31 August 1871 carries 'a tribute to the character and talents of the late William Foy, Esquire, as an artist.' He is described as 'the only distinguished artist whom Derry ever sent forth'. His portrait of Rev James Knox, headmaster of Foyle College, 7 feet by 4 in dimension, cost £50 and was paid for by his former pupils. It hung in Culdaff House, Donegal until the house was burnt during the Troubles in 1922.

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