Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) painter

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Hospitality, Lancaster House

    Daniel Maclise was the son of a Highland soldier from Cork and studied at Cork School of Art. In 1825 he sketched Sir Walter Scott and the resulting lithograph led to commissions for portrait sketches. He entered the Royal Academy schools in 1828 and showed particular interest in mythological and historical subjects. He later designed illustrations for Dickens's Christmas books and contributed to ‘Fraser's Magazine’. In 1858, he commenced ‘The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher’ at Westminster Palace; begun in fresco but completed using water-glass painting. Its companion, ‘The Death of Nelson’, was finished in 1864. A member of the Royal Academy, Maclise became reclusive in later life. He died of pneumonia in 1870.

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    Materials & Techniques
    lithograph
  • Details
    Title
    Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) painter
    Date
    1857
    Medium
    Lithograph
    Dimensions
    height: 35.30 cm, width: 28.20 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Grosvenor Prints, May 2002
    Inscription
    bc: D. Maclise
    Provenance
    With Grosvenor Prints, London; from whom purchased by the Government Art Collection in May 2002
    GAC number
    17706