THE PRIVATE WORLD OF SIR JOHN LAVERY (1856–1941) │ Ulster Museum, Belfast → 1 November 2014

“Sr Jon Lêvri z bst nôn az a ssaytīpwtritist n fr a rmācbl siriz v fwml pwtrits v poḷtišnz n preḷts. Ɖs sml xibišn lcs instd at ɖ prîvt wrld v Sr Jon Lêvri, n brñz tgɖr pwtrits h pêntd v hiz wîf n myz, Hêzl, hiz dwtr Îlīn n stepdwtr Alis. Ɖ xibišn sets ɖ sìn fr ɖz famlīpwtrits bî includñ landsceps v plêsz, sč az Tanjir in Nwʈ Africa, ẇč h vizitd mni tîmz.

Born in Belfast, Lêvri wz ōfnd ŕli in hiz lîf. H wz sent t Scotḷnd in 1866 n bgan hiz c̣rir in Glazgo, wrcñ in a ftogṛfīstydio n mcñ āt in hiz sper tîm. H pṛgrest qcli az a pêntr n jrñ ɖ 1880z h vizitd Paris n ɖ ātists’ coḷni at Gré-sur-Lwar, nir Fontanbla, ẇr h pêntd svṛl significnt wrcs.

In 1888 h wz cmišnd t pênt Ɖ Stêtvizit v Qīn Victoria t ɖ Glazgo Inṭnašnl Xibišn, n ɖ rzultñ studiz lwnčt hiz c̣rir az a ssaytīpwtritist. Bî 1910 h hd bcm an ātist v inṭnašnl rnân n bî ɖ 1930z hd c̣lctd mni ac̣ledz n tîtlz.

In 1929 h gev ɖ Belfast Myziym n Ātgaḷri (nâ ɖ Ulstr Myziym) ʈrtīfor pêntñz, fr tu rīznz h sed: wn ɖt I wz born in Belfast, n ɖ uɖr ɖt ɖe hd bilt a gaḷri ɖr, bt hd no picčrz t pt in it.

H wz a vri dvrs ātist n pêntd a hyj renj v subjctmatr, fṛm rīgl n ssaytīpwtrits t sponteňs imijz v ɖ ppl h ň bst, az wel az landsceps n sìsceps. Lêvri pfctd ɖ ýlsceč az a mīnz v planñ hiz comṗzišnz n jrñ hiz frīqnt travlz t Nwʈ Africa, Switṣḷnd n Frans h ivolvd sutl culrhāṃniz ẇč šo ɖ inflụns v Ẇislr.

Ɖ Ulstr Myziym wd lîc t ʈanc Dr. Ceṇʈ MConci fr hiz rsrč on Sr Jon Lêvri.”

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