Daniel Maclise, Irish, 1806-1870
Title: The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife
Date: c.1854
Medium: Watercolour and gouache on paper
51.2 x 80.2 cm
Signed: lower left (in watercolour): D. MACLISE - RA. PINXT
Credit Line: Purchased, 1967
Object Number: NGI.6315
DescriptionThis watercolour shows the marriage of Aoife, daughter of the King of Leinster, to Richard de Clare, known as Strongbow, which occurred after the Battle of Waterford in 1170. The Marriage is depicted as a politically significant union. Maclise draws attention to the fact that this event marked the loss of freedom and power for the native Irish.
Exhibition HistoryOidhreacht: Transforming Tradition, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, 13 June 2019 - 14 September 2019
Inscriptionlower right (on slab), in watercolour, with an inscription in Irish: oroit do mac

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