Maclise, Daniel (məklēsˈ) [key], 1811–70, British painter and illustrator, b. Ireland. His character sketches contributed (1830–38) to Fraser's Magazine under the pseudonym Alfred Croquis were later published as The Maclise Portrait Gallery (1871). He was an excellent portraitist and painted his friend Dickens (National Gall., London). Maclise also executed the dramatic narrative scenes, The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher and The Death of Nelson in Westminster Palace, London. Among the writings he illustrated were Dickens's Christmas books and Moore's Irish Melodies.
See memoir by W. J. O'Driscoll (1871).
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