The National Gallery of Ireland

Essential Guide

Raymond Keaveney, Sighle Bhreathnach-Lynch, Hilary Pyle, Jane MacAvock, Adrian Le Harivel, Fionnuala Croke and Sergio Benedetti

    ISBN: 978 1 85759 510 9

    Size: 221 x 140 mm / 5.5 x 8.7 in.

    Binding: softcover

    Pages: 320

    In association with:

    Date published: March, 2016

    UK £14.95 /US $29.95


  • A fully revised and updated edition
  • Includes works by Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Vermeer, among others
  • Superbly illustrated – highlights selected by the Director and Curators of the National Gallery of Ireland


Founded in 1854, the National Gallery of Ireland has increased in size four-fold over the years, first in 1903, later in 1968, and most recently in 2002. The current complex of buildings presents a far more varied display of European art to its public than was possible way back in 1864, when the Gallery’s doors were first opened to visitors with some 125 works on show. Today, works range in date from about 1300 to the present day, and cover not only the great masters but also Irish art, prints, drawings, and portraits, as well as a special element dedicated to the work of Jack B. Yeats and the Yeats family. This guide has been compiled to provide the visitor with an introduction to the collection, with brief commentaries on many of the most important and popular works, as well as serving as an attractive and informative souvenir which can be taken home and consulted at leisure.

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