Edward Sheil (1834 - 1869):
Edward Sheil was born in Coleraine, County Londonderry, and was educated at the Cork School of Art. In 1857 he became second master and from 1859 to 1860 he was headmaster. In 1861 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Hibernian Academy where he had exhibited for the previous five years and he became an Academician in 1864. Among his pictures are 'Excelsior'; 'The Angel of Intercession'; 'Spring'; 'Jacob's Dream' and 'Gethsemane', a work exhibited at the Royal Academy, London in 1866.