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The Holy Well

Drawing
1827 (drawn)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The illustration is said to represent Ronogue's Well near Cork. Pilgrimages to holy wells have always been a feature of Irish religious life. This drawing by Maclise is typical of his scenes of Irish local life, usually containing an element of caricature similar to that found in contemporary satirical prints.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Drawing
Brief Description
Pen and ink drawing by Daniel Maclise entitled 'The Holy Well'. Ireland, 1827.
Physical Description
Pen and ink drawing on an irregular shaped sheet of paper, entitled 'The Holy Well', depicting crowds of people gathering around a religious site. Inscribed with date and title.
Dimensions
  • Height: 19.5cm
  • Width: 27.7cm
Style
Credit line
Forster Bequest
Subjects depicted
Summary
The illustration is said to represent Ronogue's Well near Cork. Pilgrimages to holy wells have always been a feature of Irish religious life. This drawing by Maclise is typical of his scenes of Irish local life, usually containing an element of caricature similar to that found in contemporary satirical prints.
Bibliographic Reference
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.
Collection
Accession Number
F.88:297

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record createdApril 10, 2003
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