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Dr Philip McEvansoneya

Lecturer in the History of Painting

Research interests

Aspects of the history of art in Ireland and Britain with particular reference to the history of collections and the history of institutions.

Selected Recent Publications

  • ‘Cultural philanthropy in mid-nineteenth century Ireland’, in Laurence M. Geary & Oonagh Walsh eds., Philanthropy in nineteenth-century Ireland, Dublin: Four Courts, 2014, pp. 210-24.
  • ‘More light on Margaret Stokes and the publication of George Petrie's 'Christian Inscriptions in the Irish Language', Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 141, 2011 [published 2014], pp. 149-66.
  • ‘The provenance of a crucifixion plaque and a shrine figure’, Archaeology Ireland, 27, (2), 2013, pp. 32-3.
  • ‘"Hottentot Venus": the exhibition of Sara Baartman in Dublin in 1812’, History Ireland, 21, (1), 2013, pp. 26-8.


My teaching areas are primarily in Irish, British and French art of the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries. My current senior sophister course is on the Irish and British art world in the nineteenth century. I also contribute to courses on themes in northern art and on approaches to art history as well as to the introductory junior freshman courses.

Dr. McEvansoneya on the TCD Research Support System

Contact Details

Department of the History of Art and Architecture,,
Trinity College,
Dublin 2.

Telephone: 00 353 1 8961012
Fax: 00 353 1 8961438