Thursday, January 19, 2017

USA - Illinois

Carolan the Irish Bard, c. 1844 0 James Christopher Timbrell (Irish, 1807-1850)

This painting was featured in an Art Institute of Chicago exhibit on Irish Art a few years ago.  The subject of the card is Turlough O'Carolan (center of the card, 1670 – 25 March 1738) who was a blind Irish harpist and bard.    

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