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CAFFERTY, James H., artist, born in 1819; died 9 September, 1869. He began his professional life as a portrait-painter, in which branch he attained an excellent reputation, but his later years were given for the most part to game-pieces and still-life. He was chosen an associate member of the national academy of design in 1849, and in 1853 became an academician. His most notable paintings are "My Girl" (1868); "My Father" (1869); and "Brook-Trout" and several studies of fish (1869). With L. 3I. Wiles as his associate he painted the graveyard scene from "Hamlet," a picture that added to the reputation of both artists.
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