National Gallery of Ireland Essential Guide
This newly revised edition of the National Gallery of Ireland Essential Guide, combining short commentaries with high quality reproductions, was published to coincide with the major refurbishment of the Gallery’s two historic wing. The guide includes works by Velázquez, Titian, Caravaggio, Poussin, Gainsborough and Rembrandt, and also highlights works from the Gallery’s prominent Irish collection by artists including Nathaniel Hone, Thomas Roberts, William Orpen, John Lavery, Paul Henry and Jack B. Yeats
The National Gallery of Ireland, founded in 1854, is Ireland’s major national cultural institution devoted to the care and collection of fine art. The Gallery houses an impressive collection of European art together with the world’s most comprehensive survey of Irish art. The collection, which ranges in date from 1300 to the present day, comprises over 15,000 works including paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, icons, miniatures, objets d’art, furniture, books and archives.
Incorporating the various schools and eras of art, and presented in a loose chronology, this guide offers illuminating commentaries on a broad range of the important and much-loved works within the National Gallery of Ireland's collection.