This first volume cataloguing the Irish painters in the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin covers more than 220 paintings from the late 17th century to the early 19th century, including figures such as George Barret, James Barry, Hugh Douglas Hamilton, William Hickey, Nathaniel Hone, Charles Jervas, James Latham, Thomas Roberts and Martin Archer Shee. More
National Gallery of Ireland
Samuel Beckett: A Passion for Paintings
265 x 225 mm, paperback, 128 pages, 50 colour illustrations
ISBN: 978 1 904288 16 9
Essays by Nicholas Allen, Suan Screibman and Lois Oppenheim
Celebrating the Beckett Centenary.
Awarded third prize by The Art Newspaper/Axa Art Prize for best catalogue of the year published in the UK - "admired for the quantity of new material it presented about Beckett himself and the worlds of literature and visual arts".
The National Gallery was one of Samuel Beckett's favourite haunts. He whiled away many hours there among the Old Masters. He was particularly drawn to works by Perugino, Poussin, Rembrandt and Rubens. Encouraged by his friend Thomas Macgreevy, who later became Director of the Gallery (1950-63), Beckett developed a life-long passion for art.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition 'Samuel Beckett: a passion for Paintings', this catalogue traces Beckett's interest in art from its origins in the National Gallery, through his admiration for the work of Jack B. Yeats, to his art criticism and associations with contemporary artists including Bram van Velde, Alberton Giacometti and Avigdor Arikha.
The catalogue contains four essays examining aspects of Beckett's interest in the visual arts, plus an introduction to the exhibition and the proceedings of 'Samuel Beckett and the Visual Arts: A Round Table Discussion' held in the National Gallery of Ireland on April 9th 2006.
‘A Time & a Place: Two centuries of Irish social life' focuses, through the art of their time, on Irish people engaged in recreational activities across the last two centuries. The book is arranged thematically, covering areas and subjects such as sport, music and dance, visits to the beach, religious observance and pilgrimage, theatre, circus, calendar customs, fairs and markets, pubs, clubs and parades. More
Treasures to Hold: Irish and English Miniatures 1650–1850 from the National Gallery of Ireland Collection
The exceptional collection of miniatures held by the National Gallery of Ireland is for the first time made widely known with this publication. With an essay on the history and technique of miniature painting in Ireland, where it flourished particularly well, the book contains an astonishing variety of miniatures in watercolour as well as enamel, made for all sorts of purposes – lovers’ keepsakes, memorials of great men, portraits of great actresses (like Hone’s fine miniature of Sarah Siddons). Paul Caffrey is a lecturer at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. More
This first volume cataloguing the Irish painters in the National Gallery of Ireland covers more than 220 paintings from the late 17th century to the early 19th century, including figures such as George Barret, James Barry, Hugh Douglas Hamilton, William Hickey, Nathaniel Hone, Charles Jervas, James Latham, Thomas Roberts, and Martin Archer Shee. It contains much new, unpublished information, providing substantial biographies and detailed consideration of provenance, condition, subject-matter and attribution; with indices and bibliography. More