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Dr Philip McEvansoneya

Lecturer in the History of Painting

Research interests

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

Selected Recent Publications

  • 'Polish art in Dublin, in peace and war', in Lisa Moran and Stephen O'Neill eds., Art and Self-Determination, a Reader, Dublin, IMMA, 2023, p186 – 193 [with Gabriela Lojewska]
  • ‘”Propaganda of Polishness by art”: cultural diplomacy in Ireland in 1937', History Ireland, 31, (6), 2023, p46 - 49 [with Gabriela Lojewska]
  • ‘A.W. Franks, William Ridgeway and collections of Irish antiquities, Journal of the History of Collections, 35, (2), 2023, p321 - 332
  • ‘Daniel Maclise's 'Strongbow and Aoife': the missing years, Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies, Journal of the Irish Georgian Society, 25, 2023, p96 – 117.
  • 'A “school of Irish letters”: Samuel Ferguson’s “fountain” series', Irish Studies Review, 29, (1), 2021, p31 - 50.
  • 'The interest in Murillo in Ireland', in Isabelle Kent ed., Collecting Murillo in Britain and Ireland, Madrid: Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, 2020, pp. 251-75.
  • 'Whitley Stokes and the composition of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 'In my father's close'', Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, 28, Fall 2019, pp. 11-5 [with Elizabeth Boyle].
  • 'The published work of Margaret Stokes: part I, introduction and a new bibliography', Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 148, 2018, pp. 54-69.


My teaching areas are primarily in Irish, British, Dutch and French art of the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries. My current senior sophister module is on the Irish and British art world in the long nineteenth century. I also run a module on museums and display. In addition I contribute to the introductory junior freshman modules, the module on Gender, history and culture, as well as to the MPhil courses Art+Ireland, and Public History.

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