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