The New Student's Reference Work/Mulready, William
Mul'ready, William, an Irish landscape and figure painter, was born at Ennis, County Clare, April 1, 1786. When a boy, his parents went to London, and when 15 he began to study at the Royal Academy. His genre paintings are the best, as Dogs of Two Minds, The Barber's Shop and Idle Boys in his earlier years; and in middle life First Love, The Truant and Seven Ages. He also worked unweariedly at portrait-painting and at illustrations for children's books, while his illustrations of the Vicar of Wakefield are well-known. He was careful in drawing and rich in coloring. Mulready died in London, July 7, 1863. See Stephens' Memorials of Mulready.