MacIRONE, Emily

c.1828 - 1888

Mary Thompson Emily MacIrone, was baptised at St Botolph, Bishopsgate, London on 22 February 1828, daughter of George MacIrone (1788-1858) and his wife Mary Ann née Perriman (1791-1869), who married at St Michael, Cornhill, London on 25 April 1818. Mary's birth date is sometimes confused with a younger sister Emily Mary, who was born in 1822, but she died in 1827. In 1841, as Emily, she was living in St James, Clerkenwell, London with her parents, George and Mary, elder sister Clara and younger brother George and in 1842 she attended Sir Francis Chantry’s studio and also studied at the National Gallery. In 1851, a 23 year old artist, living at 5 Park Village West, Paddington with her 30 year old sister Clara, professor of music, and 17 year old George Augustus, an undergraduate at King's College. In 1871, as Emily M. T. MacIrone, a 43 year old professor of drawing, living with her sister Clara Angela MacIrone (1821-1914), the noted musician & composer, at Fulham Place, Regents Park, London. A landscape and figure artist, usually in watercolour, who exhibited at the Royal Academy 'Nellie in the Churchyard', her connection with Suffolk is tenuous but a painting by her of Southwold dated 1885 hangs in Southwold Town Hall. She exhibited at the Society of British Artists 1846-1879 and was an unsuccessful candidate for the New Society of Painters in Water Colour on several occasions 1852-1866. Emily eventually turned to teaching to provide an income for herself and the family. She died at St Pancras, London in 1888, aged 60, she was unmarried.

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