Daniel Maclise

1808-1870 Ireland/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Daniel Maclise was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1808, the son of a Scottish shoemaker married to an Irish woman. He studied at the Cork School of Art, and in 1828, the Royal Academy in London accepted him. He excelled in portraiture but soon moved on to Historical, biblical and literary subjects. He won a silver medal in 1829 and a gold medal in 1831 for history painting. The Academy elected him A.R.A in 1835, and he became R.A. in 1840. In 1844, he went to Paris and grew influenced by Paul Delaroche, and he later visited Germany, where the art had always impressed his style. The Academy offered him the Presidency in 1866, which he turned down, and he also refused a knighthood. His major works were vast murals in The House of Lords, Westminster, and his most noted painting is 'The Marriage of Strongbow and Eva', now in the National Gallery of Ireland. Maclise also illustrated books; one of note is the 'Story of the Norman Conquest', displayed at The Academy in 1857. His later works show the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites.

 

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Faun Fairies

Faun and the Fairies

Strongbow

Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife

Wrestling Scene

The wrestling scene in As You Like It

A Scene from Undine

A Scene from Undine

King Cophetua

King Cophetua

Lear Cordelia

Lear Cordelia

Madeline

Madeline after Prayer

Henry the Eight

Henry the Eight's First Interview with Anne Boleyn

Noah's Sacrifice

Noah's Sacrifice

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

The Pet Bird

The Pet Bird

Snap Apple Night

Snap Apple Night

Origin of the Harp

The Origin of the Harp

Disenchantment

The Disenchantment of Bottom

Caxton

Caxton Showing the First Specimen of His Printing

Spirit of Chivalry

The Spirit of Chivalry



The Death of Nelson

The Death of Nelson

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Death of Nelson Detail two

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The Death of Nelson Detail one

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Death of Nelson Detail three