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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Title: Anna Maria Hall author of 'Lights and Shadows of Irish Life'

Title of artwork:
Anna Maria Hall author of 'Lights and Shadows of Irish Life'
Artist:
McManus, Henry
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Etching
Engraver:
Kirkwood, John
Curator Comment:
'The Dublin University Magazine' published in Dublin from 1833 to 1882, was modelled on English publications such as 'Fraser’s Magazine'. Founded as a pro-Tory political magazine by Trinity College graduates, increasingly its content focused on literary material, publishing the work Irish writers. Like its London counterpoint, the Dublin University Magazine included portraits of leading political and cultural figures.
Note on artwork:
This sketch by Henry McManus of the Irish-born author Anne Marie Hall (nee Fielding)(1800-1881) was etched by John Kirkwood for the "Dublin University Magazine," Vol. XVI, 1840. Presented in fashionable dress of the day, the engraver has focused on Mrs. Hall’s head and shoulders, her hand rests on a book of Irish subject matter.
References:
Strickland


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