Alfred Elmore

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Alfred Elmore

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English Academic Classical artist

Born 1815 - Died 1881

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Two Gentlemen of Verona

1857

Oil on canvas

68.6 x 52.1 cms | 27 x 20 1/2 ins

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Obituary of Alfred Elmore

By the death of Mr. Alfred Elmore, one of the older generation of artists has passed away, he having been in 1845 elected an associate of the Academy (where he first exhibited at the age of nineteen, in 1834) and having become a full member eleven years later. Mr. Elmore's reputation may be said to have been at it's height a quarter of a century ago, and he had suffered a lapse into comparative obscurity during the latter portion of his life. One of the few Irishmen who have sat at the councils of our Academy, Mr. Elmore, during the period of his art education, painted for some time in Paris and in Rome, without, however, adding to those qualities or ridding himself of those defects which are characteristically British. Among the best know of his works are The Crucifixion and The Martydom of St.Thomas a' Becket, which are both preserved in a Catholic church in Dublin, the latter having been originally painted for Daniel O'Connell; Rienzi in the Forum; The Origin of the Guelph and Ghibelline Quarrel, which gained a purchaser in the holder of the Art Union's highest prize-300 pounds; The Invertion of the Stocking Loom, the success of which led the artist to choose as s subject for a subsequent work The Invention of the Combing-machine; Within the Convent Walls, one of the cloisteral subjects which were popular with Mr. Elmore at one period, and, among his historical compositions, Louis XIII and Louis XIV.; The Tuileries, June 20, 1792, and Mary Queen of Scots and Darnley at Jedburgh. Mr. Elmore was buried at Kensal Green (where lie so many of his compeers in art) in the presence of a sympathetic company who mourned not only a conspicuous artist but also an excellent friend.
- Magazine of Art, Vol. IV, 1881

More Magazine of Art on Alfred Elmore

The will of the late Academician, Mr. Alfred Elmore, has been proved by the executors, one of whom is Mr. Frith, R.A. Mr Elmore has left a personal estate valued at 80,000 pounds; and this fortune is inherited by his only daughter, Miss Edith Elmore, whose paintings of flowers are familiar to the frequenters of the Dudley and other galleries.

Acknowledgements:
Our thanks go to Don Kurtz for kindly transcribing these articles.