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MACLISE, Daniel (1806-1870). Historical painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 14 Russell Place, Fitzroy Square, 28 May 1852. Placing his name as a subscriber to the 'view of Cork [or 'York'?] Cathedral'.
York of course has a minster, not a cathedral. Cork has had several cathedrals, as the good people of the place seem to have been in the habit of knocking them down and starting again. In 1735 the mediaeval cathedral was pulled down and replaced by a plain, classical cathedral in 1739. This in turn was replaced by the present cathedral, designed by William Burges in 1862 and consecrated in 1870. The oddity of the present letter is that the initial letter of the word 'Cork' is quite unlike that of 'Cathedral'. Maclise himself was born in Cork.
[No: 21089]

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