Mulready, William m?lr?d? [key], 1786?1863, Irish genre painter. He began as a drawing master and an illustrator of children's books. After 1809 he devoted himself to genre subjects and gained a considerable reputation. His popular paintings show the influences of Sir David Wilkie and of the Dutch school. Well-known examples are The Sonnet and First Love (both: Victoria and Albert Mus.) and Snow Scene (Tate Gall., London). Mulready illustrated Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield.
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