MACLISE, DANIEL (1811-1870)
Maclise, of Scottish and Irish descent, was born in Cork, Ireland. He studied
there before coming to London to study at the Royal Academy Schools.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1829 and became ARA in 1835, RA in 1840, and
was offered the Presidency of the Academy in 1866, which he refused. Maclise was of academic style,
a previous generation that led up to and overlapped for a time the Pre-Raphaelites. His compositions
tended to be set-pieces, strong works composed of grouped figures telling a story.
Maclise was both a painter and illustrator. Some of his portraits may be seen in
the National Portrait Gallery.
Arthur Receives Excalibur
from Tennyson's Poems by
Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L. London, Edward Moxon, 1857
The Spirit of Chivalry