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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), Irish politician; MP for Dublin City and Cork County

This does not include caricatures or popular prints (examples in NPG, Irish NPG, National Library of Ireland, Dublin, and British Museum). Several portraits were in an O'Connell exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland in 1929; there is no catalogue of this exhibition. 'Strickland' refers to W. G. Strickland, Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), 2 vols.

1800
Miniature by J. Comerford. Strickland, I, 200.

1816
Medal by W. S. Mossop. Strickland, II, 141.

1824
Drawing by J. Comerford. Strickland, I, 200.
Engraved by T. Heaphy, published J. Molteno, 1825 (example in Irish NPG).

1825
Engraving by R. Cooper, after a drawing by S. C. Smith, published J. Robins, 1825 (example in NPG).

Anonymous lithograph, published N. Chater & Co, 1825 (example in NPG).

c.1828
Bust by P. Turnerelli. Exhibited RA, 1828 (1153).
Ten thousand casts of this bust were said to have been sold, see R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors (1953), p 402.

c.1830
Medallic portrait by C. Moore (modelled from memory, 1825). Exhibited RA, 1830 (1096).

1832
'The Reform Banquet, 1832' by B. R. Haydon. Collection of Lady Mary Howick.
Etched by F. Bromley, published J. C. Bromley, 1835 (example in NPG); engraved by and published J. C. Bromley, 1837 (example in British Museum).

c.1832
Doulton Reform Flask. Royal Doulton Potteries.
Reproduced Country Life, CVII (1950), 226.

1833
'The House of Commons, 1833' by Sir G. Hayter (NPG 54).
Study (NPG 4582).

1834
Engraving by D. Maclise, with R. L. Shiel (example in NPG), published Fraser's Magazine, IX (1834), facing 300, as no. 46 of Maclise's 'Gallery of Illustrious Literary Characters'. Pen and ink study: Victoria and Albert Museum, exhibited Daniel Maclise, Arts Council at the NPG, 1972 (51).

Two bronze statuettes by J. P. Dantan (one with Cobbett). Musée Carnavalet, Paris.
Listed by J. Seligman, Figures of Fun (1957), pp 140-1.

1835
Silhouette by A. Edouart. Reproduced E. N. Jackson, History of Silhouettes (1911), plate XXXVII.
Two other anonymous silhouettes, one of 1829 (reproductions in NPG).

1836
Miniature by B. Muirenin (NPG 208).

c.1837
Bust by C. Moore. Exhibited RA, 1837 (1241).

c.1838
Painting by Sir D. Wilkie. National Bank of Ireland, on loan to Williams & Glyn's Bank, London. Exhibited RA, 1838 (200); British Institution, 1842 (122); SKM, 1868 (432); Dublin Exhibition, 1872, 'Portraits' (225); VE, 1892 (144); Wilkie Exhibition, RA, 1958 (49). Reproduced R. Dunlop, Daniel O'Connell (1900), frontispiece.

1840
'The Anti-Slavery Society Convention, 1840' by B. R. Haydon (NPG 599).

1841
Painting by C. A. DuVal. Collection of J. J. Hickey, sold Robinson & Fisher, 2 June 1927 (lot 191).
Exhibited Irish Exhibition, London, 1888 (1009). Sketched by G. Scharf, Sir George Scharf's Trustees' Sketch Books (NPG archives), XXXIV, 48. Engraved by S. W. Reynolds, published Agnew, and Ackermann, 1844 (example in NPG); engraved (bust only) by Bosselmann, published Payne (example in NPG).

1843
Miniature marble bust by J. E. Jones. Irish NPG (plate 682).
Exhibited RA, 1844 (1380). Engraved anonymously (example in NPG). Possibly the bust in the Crystal Palace Portrait Collection, 1854.

Painting by C. Grey. Strickland, I, 412.
Exhibited Royal Hibernian Academy, 1843. Engraved by and published J. Peterkin, 1845 (example in Irish NPG).

1844
Miniature by T. Carrick. Colnaghi, 1939, from the Pretyman family.
Exhibited RA, 1844 (817). Engraved by W. Holl, published Fisher & Co, 1844 (example in NPG), for W. Cooke Taylor's 'National Portrait Gallery'; woodcut after Carrick by H. Uhirich from an unidentified magazine (cutting in NPG). Head and shoulders version: collection of Mrs Mountford.

Painting by H. O'Neil, with his fellow prisoners. Strickland, II, 198.

Painting by N. J. Crowley, during his imprisonment. Collection of Sir John Gray, 1913.
Exhibited RA, 1845 (82); Dublin Exhibition, 1872, 'Portraits' (236). Lithographed anonymously (example in National Library of Ireland). Strickland, I, 237, who lists another painting by Crowley in the collection of Major Maher of Ballinkeele, 1913.

c.1844
Water-colour by H. Newton. Irish NPG.
Reproduced Marquess of Lorne, VRI: Her Life and Empire (1901), p 14. Lithographed by Maclure and Macdonald, published A. Lesage, Dublin, 1844 (example in National Library of Ireland). Another water-colour by Newton was in the collection of Major E. M. Conolly, Castletown, 1937.

1846
Colossal marble statue by J. Hogan. City Hall, Dublin.
Reproduced as a woodcut ILN, IX (1846), 288. Plaster cast: Limerick.

1847
Wax mask, from a death cast taken at Genoa. Irish NPG.

c.1847
Painting by Sir T. A. Jones, executed for the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Strickland, I, 564.
Exhibited Royal Hibernian Academy, 1873.

c.1850
Bust by J. Hogan. Exhibited RA, 1850 (1357).

1865
Statue by J. Cahill. Ennis, Ireland.
Model exhibited Royal Hibernian Academy, 1864. Strickland, I, 148. Another statue by Cahill, exhibited Royal Hibernian Academy, 1878, was sent to America.

1866
Statue by J. H. Foley (finished by T. Brock after Foley's death). Sackville Street, Dublin.

1871
Painting by S. C. Smith. City Hall, Dublin, destroyed by fire, 1908.
Exhibited Royal Hibernian Academy, 1872, and Irish Exhibition, London, 1888 (978). Sketched by G. Scharf, Sir George Scharf's Trustees' Sketch Books (NPG archives), XXXIV, 38. Replaced after 1911 with a painting after the original by S. C. Smith junior. Another painting by S. C. Smith senior is owned by the Corporation of Waterford.

Undated
Painting by G. F. Mulvany. Irish NPG.
Reproduced M. Tierney, Daniel O'Connell (1949), frontispiece.

Painting by an unknown artist. Collection of Mrs D. O'Connell, c.1924 (reproduction in NPG).

Drawing or painting by T. Bridgford. Strickland, I, 87.
Lithograph of O'Connell and fellow prisoners, published S. J. Machen, Dublin, c.1844, recorded by Strickland (no examples located).

Drawing of D'Orsay painting O'Connell by D. Maclise. Lady Blessington's Sale, Phillips, 7-26 May
1849 (lot 1214). Another drawing by Maclise showing O'Connell addressing an audience was in the same sale (lot 1213).

Drawing by J. Doyle. Irish NPG.

Other drawings by Doyle are in the British Museum; one of 1837 is reproduced Sir H. Maxwell, Sixty Years a Queen (1897), p 20; another (with R. Shiel and J. Lawless) was exhibited Dublin Exhibition, 1872, 'Portraits' (420).

Two miniatures by unknown artists. Formerly in the collection of the O'Connell family.
Reproduced A. Houston, Daniel O'Connell: his Early Life and Journal (1906), frontispiece, and D. Gwynn, Daniel O'Connell: the Irish Liberator (1929), facing p 62.

Bust by Count A. D'Orsay. Lady Blessington Sale, Phillips, 7-26 May 1849 (lot 1475). In the same sale were statuettes, one in bronze, and designs for a statue (lots 200, 279, 1152 and 1153).

Three medals by J. Jones. Strickland, I, 557.
One of these was a reduced copy of the medal by Mossop of 1816 (see above).

Various dates
Paintings by J. P. Haverty: 1. Reform Club, London (painted 1823-30). Reproduced M. MacDonagh, The Life of Daniel O'Connell (1903), frontispiece. Engraved by W. Ward, published J. Haverty, 1836 (example in Irish NPG). 2. 'Reading his Election Address to P. V. Fitzpatrick and F. W. Conway,' c.1828. Irish NPG. Reproduced R. Dunlop, Daniel O'Connell (1900), facing p 200. Exhibited Royal Hibernian Academy, 1847, and Dublin Exhibition, 1872, 'Portraits' (286). 3. Town Hall, Limerick. 4. Collection of T. O'Brien, Limerick, 1913. Listed by Strickland, I, 455. There is also a lithograph by Haverty (with T. Steele and O'Gorman Mahon) presumably of 1828.

Medals by J. and by W. Woodhouse, of 1828 and 1841 after Turnerelli; of 1864; and of 1866 and 1875 after Foley. Strickland, II, 555 and 561.



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.