William Mulready

1786-1863 Ireland Genre/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-William Mulready was born in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, in 1786. Four years later, the family moved to Leicester Square, London. He entered the Royal Academy as a student in 1800, and in 1802, he married Elizabeth, the sister of his tutor John Varley. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last longer than six years; however, they had three sons who were also artists.
Dutch genre scenes influenced Mulready's works, and he first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1804. The Academy elected him an Associate in 1815, and with his painting 'The Fight Interrupted', he became a full honours member that year. He steadily developed a personal style, and his works were a resounding success. He was also a tireless instructor for students at the Academy. The post office credited Mulready with designing the first penny post envelope, which Rowland Hill issued in 1840. He died at his home in Linden Grove Bayswater in 1863.

 

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Choosing

Choosing The Wedding Gown

Interior

Interior of an English Cottage

The Artist's Study

The Artist's Study

The Rattle

The Rattle

The Sonnet

The Sonnet

The Toy Seller

The Toy Seller

The Wolf

The Wolf and the Lamb

Young Brother

The Young Brother

Study

Academy Study

Bathers Surprised

Bathers Surprised

Blackheath Park

Blackheath Park

Brother and Sister

Brother and Sister

Returning

Fair Time Returning from the Ale House

First Love

First Love

Giving a Bite

Giving a Bite

Idle Boys

Idle Boys

Sheepshanks

John Sheepshanks at his Residence New Bond Street

Near the Mall

Near the Mall

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Open Your Mouth

Open Your Mouth and Shut Your Eyes

A Boy

Portrait of a Boy

Seven Ages

Seven Ages of Man

Study

Study of a Male Figure

Shooting a Cherry

The Butt Shooting a Cherry

The Farrier's Shop

The Farrier's Shop

The Fight

The Fight Interrupted

The Last In

The Last In

The Mall

The Mall Kensington Gravel Pits

The Lesson

The Lesson

Village Buffoon

The Village Buffoon

Tick Tock

Tick Tock

Schoolmaster

Village Schoolmaster

Shop Counter

Waiting at the Shop Counter

The Shepherd

The Sleeping Shepherd

Girl with Kitten

Girl with a Kitten

A Sailing Match

A Sailing Match

Dog of Two Minds

A Dog of Two Minds

A Fireside Read

A Fireside Read

The Ford

The Ford Crossing the Ford

A Snow Scene

A Snow Scene

A Sea-Shore

A Sea-Shore