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National Gallery of Ireland

Categories: Art

Countries: Ireland

Located in Merrion Square West, Dublin. The engineer William Dargan, wanting to emulate the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851, set up an art exhibition in a series of pavilions. Such was its success, that a committee was formed to consider the establishment of a permanent national gallery. After ten years, campaigns for its funding resulted in the building, designed by Francis Fowke, being opened by the Earl of Carlisle. Initially it contained one hundred and twelve pictures, thirty of which were on loan from other galleries.

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This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
National Gallery of Ireland

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Sir Hugh Lane

Hugh Lane Kt 1876 - 1915, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland lived h...

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Paul Donnelly

Paul Donnelly

Artist. We think Donnelly may be the instructor mentioned in this 2010 Ceramics Monthly.

Person, Art

2 memorials
Sir David Low

Sir David Low

Cartoonist and caricaturist. Born David Alexander Cecil Low in Dunedin, New Zealand. He worked for several newspapers, before coming to London and joining the 'Star'. In 1927 he moved to the Evenin...

Person, Art, Journalism / Publishing, New Zealand

2 memorials
William Etty

William Etty

Painter - pneumatic female nudes a speciality.

Person, Art

1 memorial
F. Cayley Robinson

F. Cayley Robinson

Frederick Arthur Cayley Robinson.  Painter and book illustrator.  Born Brentford, Middlesex. In 1914 moved with his wife and daughter into 1 Lansdowne House.  That same year he began 10 years as a...

Person, Art

1 memorial
Festival of Britain

Festival of Britain

'A tonic for the Nation', The Festival was intended to cheer us all up after WW2, and incidentally to celebrate the centenary of the 1851 Great Exhibition. The symbol for the Festival was designed ...

Event, Art, Cinema, Science, Tourism / Traditions

19 memorials