Wednesday November 25, 2020

Ireland's art of faces and places

An exhibition by Adam's in Co Down showcases the people and landscape of Ireland with many seldom-seen paintings, writes Ros Drinkwater.

16th June, 2012
Erskine Nicol's Shebeen at Donnybrook (1851).

Adam's is celebrating its 125th anniversary this summer with Ireland: Her People and Landscape, an exhibition at the Ava Gallery in Bangor, Co Down, of important Irish art from private collections. Many of the works have not been seen in public for years, and the majority are unlikely to come on the market in the foreseeable future.

Eighteenth century Irish art was dominated by lyrical images of the landscape and the aristocrats who owned it....

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