WILLIAM MULREADY RA HRA
b. Ennis, Co Clare 1786 d. London, England 1863
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Mulready was born in Ennis, County Clare the son of a leather-breeches maker, his family left Ireland when was six years of age. In London, he received drawing lessons from sculptor Thomas Banks and others, entering the Royal Academy School, painting, as he said later, ‘everything from miniatures to panoramas. 

He exhibited at the Royal Academy(RA)  and the British Institution (BI), and occasionally at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) in Dublin. In 1840, he designed the ‘Mulready Envelope’ the first illustrated envelope. He was elected to the Royal Academy (RA) in 1816 and Honorary RA in 1860. 

Mulready painted through out his life to within a few days of death in London in 1863. 
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