Daniel Maclise, R.A., from "Illustrated London News"

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Mason Jackson worked as an engraver at the "Illustrated London News" 1850-78, and art editor from 1860. This example of his skill was based on a photograph by the London partners John and Charles Watkins and portrays the artist Daniel Maclise. Born in Cork to Scottish parents, Maclise arrived in London in 1828 to attend the Royal Academy Schools, and became known for portraits of celebrities published in "Fraser’s Magazine" between 1830 and 1836. From 1858 he worked on large murals at the new Houses of Parliament and Halifax Town Hall, commissions that undermined his health and forced him to decline the presidency of the Royal Academy.

Daniel Maclise, R.A., from "Illustrated London News", Mason Jackson (British, Ovingham, Northumberland 1819–1903 London), Wood engraving

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