The National Gallery of Ireland has an important and fascinating collection, covering the main schools of Western painting. Established in the nineteenth century, the Gallery houses pieces ranging from Byzantine icons to twentieth century paintings. ...
In tune with the changing styles in art during the early years of the twentieth century, the Gallery acquired work by artists such as Edgar Degas, Paul Signac, Juan Gris and Pablo Picasso. In addition it holds an excellent collection of works by earlier masters, including Francisco de Goya, Nicolas Poussin, Gustave Courbet and Thomas Gainsborough. This up-to-date and lavish guide presents over 200 works in colour, and includes a short commentary on the most important of these by senior curators at the museum. As well as presenting art from across Europe, this guide is uniquely informative about members of the Irish School, such as James Arthur O'Connor, John Lavery, William Orpen and Jack B. Years.