Daniel Maclise

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Daniel Maclise was a very successful Irish artists in the 19th century. He is famous for historic paintings and portraits.

Maclise was born in Cork in 1806 and studied art at the Crawford School of Art. In 1825, he sketched the famous writer Sir Walter Scott at a bookshop in Cork. The drawing was very popular and he sold many copies. As a result, Maclise became well known as an excellent portrait artist.

In 1828, Maclise moved to London to study. He won the silver medal for antique drawing and the gold medal for history painting.

Two of his most famous paintings are on the walls of the Houses of Parliament in London. He also illustrated many of Charles Dickens' books.