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Francis Wheatley

Overview page. Subjects: Art — European History.

(b London, 1747; d London, 28 June 1801).

English painter. His early works were mainly small full-length portraits and conversation pieces in the manner of Zoffany. In 1779 he...

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Mainie Jellett

Overview page. Subjects: Art — European History.

(1897–1944)

Irish painter, stage designer, writer, lecturer, and administrator, one of the most important pioneers of modern art in her country. She was born in Dublin, where she...

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Murphy, Marie-Louise

Michael Rapport.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European History; Art. 866 words.

Murphy, Marie-Louise (1737–1814), royal mistress and artist's model, was born in Rouen, France, on 21 October 1737. Of Irish descent, she was the fifth daughter of Daniel Murphy de...

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printmaking

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Art.

Using wooden or metal plates, provided not only a means of producing multiple copies of a given work, but an alternative way of creating a visual image. Mezzotint engraving, where ...

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Sir John Lavery

Overview page. Subjects: Art — European History.

(1856–1941)

British painter, mainly of portraits. He was born in Belfast and studied in Glasgow, in London, and then in the early 1880s in Paris (at the Académie Julian and...

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Victor, prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg [known as Count Gleichen]

L. H. Cust.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; European History; Sculpture and Carving. 683 words.

Victor, prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg [known as Count Gleichen] (1833–1891), naval officer and sculptor, was the third and youngest son of Prince Ernst of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his...

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Waterford

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — European History.

Irish centre of glass production. The earliest Waterford glass factory was established in Gurteens, near Waterford, during the 1720s, and production included lead-glass drinking vessels...

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