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dc.contributor.authorFagan, Robert (English painter, archaeologist, and art dealer of Irish origin, 1761-1816, active in Italy)
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-06T12:42:47Z
dc.date.available2008-04-06T12:42:47Z
dc.date.issued1989-11-15
dc.identifier.citationSotheby's, 15 Novermber 1989en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/15854
dc.descriptionRobert Fagan (1761-1816) Brought up in London and admitted to the Royal Academy in 1781. Established himself as a portraitist of fashionable grand tourists and a dealer in art and antiquities in Italy. (published note regarding subject - Sotheby's): Fagan was neither born nor educated in Ireland, but his father was of Irish descent and he always considered himself to be Irish. It is likely therefore that he would have met Irish visitors to Rome and was no doubt asked in this portrait to reflect the strong feelings of many Irish after the passing of the Act of Union in 1800. The portrait is full of Irish symbolism - the broken harp strings, the shamrock decorations on the girl's dress, the Irish wolfhound, the distant mountain peaks and even the Gaelic Erin go Bragh (Ireland forever) on the scroll. The style of the portrait is however entirely Continental, influenced by Italian artists such as Appiani.en
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dc.format.mediumoil paint (pigmented coating)en
dc.format.mimetypeimage/jpeg
dc.language.isogaen
dc.publisherSotheby'sen
dc.subject.lcshHiberniaen
dc.subject.lcshPainting, Irishen
dc.subject.lcshAllegoryen
dc.subject.lcshPersonification in arten
dc.subject.lcshPainting, Irishen
dc.subject.lcshHoundsen
dc.subject.lcshHarpen
dc.subject.lcshHarp stringsen
dc.subject.lcshScrollsen
dc.subject.lcshShamrock (Emblem)en
dc.titlePortrait of a Lady as Hiberniaen
dc.typeImageen
dc.contributor.roleartisten
dc.coverage.cultureIrishen
dc.format.extentdimensions121 x 94.5 cm
dc.format.supportcanvasen
dc.subject.styleNeoclassical
dc.type.workpaintingen


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