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Alfred Elmore RA was a British historical and genre painter. Born in Clonakilty, Ireland, he was the son of a British Army surgeon and a former teacher. His father's profession was a physician, and his mother was an artist. In addition to painting, he also wrote books and was active in the art world. Among his many works are portraits of the French and Russian revolutions, and paintings of the Irish countryside.

The subject matter of Elmore's paintings was historically significant, and he treated them as if they were historical events. His work is well-painted and pleasingly arranged, but lacks any particular expressiveness. His works were awarded the Royal Academician title in 1879, and he died at the age of sixty-three. His portraits were popular in the 1860s, but by the late 1860s, he had moved away from Hogarthian subjects.

His life was full of ups and downs. Elmore studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, but he soon graduated to religious subjects. He was commissioned by Daniel O'Connell to paint the murals of the church in Westland Row. In the years between 1840 and 1844, he travelled to various parts of Europe, gaining international recognition. While in Paris, he became a member of the RHA in Ireland and was a guest of the British government. He died at the age of fifty-one.

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