Selected: MARINARI, GAETANO *#


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Died: -


Florentine decorative and scene painter, active between 1784 and 1834, for whom see W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 102, and Edward Croft-Murray, Decorative Painting in England (1962;1970), 242-3. In 1809 Marinari came to Dublin from London, where he had been working at the King's Theatre, Haymarket, and was engaged by F.E. Jones, manager of the Crow Street theatre, to carry out the decoration of the theatre. Marinari painted the ceiling, proscenium, drop-scene and the panels of the boxes with mythological and allegorical scenes.(1) He also decorated walls at Clonliffe House for Jones. He probably left Dublin as soon as he had completed these commissions.

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(1) These scenes are described in detail in J.T. Gilbert, A History of the City of Dublin (1859), II, Appendix VI.

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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLONLIFFE ROAD, CLONLIFFE HOUSE
Date: 1809ca
Nature: Decorative wall painting for F.E. Jones, manager of Crow St theatre.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 102

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CROW STREET, THEATRE
Date: ?
Nature: Decorative painting by GM.
Refs: E. Croft-Murray, Decorative Painting in England (1962;1970) (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)