Heritage Council


Eclectic Images: Recent Acquisitions 2011-2016



End Date:07/12/2016


Location:National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2

This exhibition presents highlights of prints and drawings acquired by the National Gallery of Ireland over the last five years. A generous donation of over 160 prints received from Brian Lalor in 2014 underlines how the national collection continues to benefit from the generosity of private donors.


The first part of the exhibition shows a selection of some 60 prints and illustrated books from the Brian Lalor Collection, which charts the developments in printmaking through the centuries, from the early reproductive prints of Maerten van Heemskerk (1498-1574), to Christopher Le Brun’s (b.1951) mysterious Four Riders series of etchings. It explores themes such as the portrait in print; early twentieth-century printmaking; Biblical Palestine; and works inspired by Whistler. The second part of the display includes some of the most beautiful and unusual watercolours, drawings and prints acquired by the Gallery through purchase or gift since 2011. It features drawings by Fernand Lèger, Walter Osborne and Kyffin Williams, as well as prints by Berthe Morisot, Frank Brangwyn and Micheal Farrell.

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