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Drawing - Donnybrook Fair
  • Donnybrook Fair
    Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870
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Donnybrook Fair

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Ireland (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1826 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Forster Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 35, box C

Physical description

Pen and ink drawing depicting a scene at Donnybrook Fair with children on a turning fairground ride. Dated 1826.

Place of Origin

Ireland (probably, drawn)


ca. 1826 (drawn)


Maclise, Daniel RA, born 1806 - died 1870 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink drawing

Marks and inscriptions

Aug 1826
Inscribed in pencil, top left corner.

Donnybrook Fair
Inscribed in ink , bottom right corner.


Height: 26.5 cm Mount, Width: 38 cm Mount

Descriptive line

Pen and ink drawing by Daniel Maclise depicting a scene at Donnybrook Fair. Ireland, 1826.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Pillar stand of thirty frames, containing three hundred and ninety drawings and sketches in pencil, pen and ink, and colour - figures, landscapes, etc. There are also seven by other hands (aside from Maclise) - Calderon, T.S. Cooper, Cope, Herbert, and Landseer, all R.A., F. Danby, A.R.A., and G. Cattermole.

These drawings and sketches include the following celebrated persons, amongst whom were several more of the Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters: C.J. Apperley, Sir Egerton Brydges, Edward Bulwer-Lytton (Lord Lytton), G. Cattermole, Sir Alexander Cockburn, Joshua Cristall, Benjamin Disraeli (Earl of Beaconsfield), M. Faraday etc.





Subjects depicted

Children; Fairs; Fairgrounds




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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