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Daniel Maclise

Daniel Maclise


A carte-de-visite portrait of the Irish painter Daniel Maclise (1806-1870).

Active in London from 1827, Maclise drew caricatures of his literary contemporaries, such as Charles Dickens and Harrison Ainsworth, both of whom became close friends. His friendship with Dickens resulted in some fine works, including the ‘Nickleby’ portrait of Dickens (1839) and illustrations to Dickens’s Christmas books, including The Chimes (1844).

A central figure in the early phase of the Irish Revival, Maclise maintained an interest in Irish subject matter throughout his career, but today is best known for his large-scale historical paintings. These include The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher after Waterloo (1861) and The Death of Nelson (1865), both of which are murals in the Houses of Parliament.

Photographed by Maull and Polyblank of London.

 

Code: 125616
 
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