National Gallery of Ireland: Highlights of the Collection
- Newly revised edition to coincide with the major refurbishment of the Gallery’s two historic wings
- Highlights of the Gallery’s most important and best-loved works across its impressive collections
Incorporating the various schools and eras, and presented in a loose chronology, this guide offers concise commentaries on the key works in the National Gallery of Ireland’s impressive collections. Founded in 1854, the gallery is Ireland’s major national cultural institution devoted to the care and collection of fine art. It 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.