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Title: Daniel Maclise engraved by J. Smyth from a painting by E M Ward ARA

Title of artwork:
Daniel Maclise engraved by J. Smyth from a painting by E M Ward ARA
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Lithographic Reproduction
Bates, William
Title of Publication:
A gallery of illustrious literary characters
Chatto and Windus
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Curator Comment:
This image of the artist Daniel Maclise is from a volume of 'A Gallery of Illustrious literary characters' (1873) that contains portraits and biographical sketches that were originally published in 'Fraser’s Magazine'. This publication was a general and literary Tory journal founded by Corkman, William McGinn and Hugh Fraser. McGinn edited the periodical until his death in 1842. Maclise, as a contributing illustrator (who submitted under the pseudonym of Alfred Croquis) was closely associated with the magazine and he was part of its social and intellectual circle after he arrived in London in 1827.
Note on artwork:
E M Ward's formal portrait of Maclise depicts him as a successful, established artist. Painted in 1846, both men had made their names as history painters and later they would be commissioned to decorate the Houses of Parliament. The engraving concentrates on the head and shoulders of Maclise, details of the chair and background drapery found in the original painting are omitted.

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