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The Dancing Master
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A Wedding Dance
c. 1848
oil on canvas
75.5 x 90cm

2675-P

Acquired 2007

This painting was also known as 'A Country Dance' but has since been verified as 'A Wedding Dance'.

















Daniel MacDonald
1821—1853
Irish School

MacDonald is one of the few Irish artists of the nineteenth century who depicted country people without excessive sentimentalising or idealising. His painting showing rival scions of two prominent local families battling it out at a game of road bowls, was exhibited at the second Art Union exhibition in Cork in 1842.