Thursday August 13, 2020

What Stephens saw

New exhibition recalls the impact of James Stephens who was Registrar in 1916 at the National Gallery of Ireland

17th April, 2016
James Stephens by William Rothenstein

It’s been said that if you haven’t had a good father, you must invent one; that is, learn how to father yourself. Unsure of who exactly his father was, the novelist James Stephens, who was Registrar in 1916 at the National Gallery of Ireland, invented a range of exotic elements on his CV: a clown in a circus; a hungry boy who once fought a swan for a crust of bread; a young man sheltered...

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