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Title: John Hogan

Title of artwork:
John Hogan
Grey, Charles
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Kirkwood, John
McGlashan, James, printer
Title of Publication:
Portrait gallery of Irish celebrities of the past and present time
McGlashan and Gill
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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. The portraits were compiled and published separately as a series of volumes entitled 'Portrait gallery of Irish celebrities of the past and present time' from the1830s to the 1850s.
Note on artwork:
This collection of portraits, originally published in the 'Dublin University Magazine', included leading political and cultural figures in Britain and Ireland. The images were - somewhat naively - etched by John Kirkwood, H. Griffiths and H. Meyer after drawings by artists including Charles Grey and Frederic William Burton. This is a portrait of the Waterford-born Irish sculptor John Hogan (1800 - 1858). He is depicted by Charles Grey in his studio, dressed in his work-smock, in a moment of contemplation. In the background is Hogan’s sculpture entitled ‘The Drunken Faun’ of 1826, now housed in the Crawford Art gallery, Cork. In terms of the treatment of the subject, Hogan’s face is much more finished. It is detailed and tonal in treatment, somewhat incongruous with the sketchy linear quality of the rest of the image.

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