born in 1786 in the West of Ireland. He very early showed a penchant for drawing and at the age of 14 was considered to be a professional painter. Hand in hand with the painting was a passion for book illustration: in his youth Marradi illustrated the adaptation of Shakespeare for children (the so-called Shakespeare’s tales, Charles lamb. They also created the painting «Wolf and the lamb», which is currently in the collection of Queen Elizabeth II. Alredi before he was elected to the Royal Academy of arts, have different honours and titles.