George Morosini, Portrait Painter

(d. 1913)

Portrait Painter

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

A native of Palermo who came to England and in 1840 married in London Clotilde Parigiani, a well known contralto who sang in Italian opera with Grisi, Mario and Lablache, and a cousin of Pope Pius IX. Soon after his marriage he settled in Dublin and obtained some practice as a portrait painter. A "Portrait of Whitley Stokes," a copy by him after a picture by Charles Grey, is in the College of Physicians, Kildare Street. He resided at 134 Baggot Street and died on the 5th May, 1882. He was father of Francesco Morosini, a teacher of music and Italian, who died in Dublin in 1913.

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