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date: 09 May 2021

Mulready familylocked

  • Marcia Pointon
  •  and Philip McEvansoneya


British family of artists. (1) William Mulready was, with James Barry and Francis Danby, among the most talented and distinguished of the numerous Irish artists who moved to London in the late 18th century and the 19th century. In 1802 he married the painter Elizabeth Varley family. Of their four sons, the eldest, Paul Augustus (1805–64), was the father of (2) A. E. Mulready, while William (1805–78) and Michael (1807–89) also became professional artists.

(b Ennis, Co. Clare, April 1, 1786; d London, July 7, 1863).

Irish painter and draughtsman, active in England.

He was the son of an Irish leather breeches maker who settled in the Bayswater area of London c. 1792. From 1799 to c. 1804 he worked on Robert Ker Porter’s panoramas; his precocious talent and the assistance of the sculptor Charles Bell earned him a place at the Royal Academy Schools in ...

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