MICHÉAL MAC LIAMMÓIR
Muriel Brandt RHA  b. Belfast, Co. Antrim 1909 d. Dublin 1981
Michéal Mac Liammóir by Muriel Brandt RHA
Photograph © National Gallery of Ireland.
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Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 66 x 86.3 cm cm
Provenance: National Gallery of Ireland (NGI 1799), Purchased from the artist, 1966

Brandt made sketched people quickly and faithfully captured likeness and attitude, in addition to her studies of children, she made portraits of theatrical personalities, including a group portrait of Michéal MacLiammóir, Hilton Edwards and Christine Longford (Collection: Gate Theatre, Dublin). Her portrait of Michéal MacLiammóir shows the actor in his prime, at a time when he was giving his memorable solo performances as Oscar Wilde.

Source: Irish Art from Nathaniel Hone to Nano Reid: The Drogheda Muncipal Art Collection in Context, exhibition catalogue by Dr Denise Ferran.
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