National Gallery of Ireland

 

in short

The National Gallery of Ireland houses the most important collection of historic Irish painting (17th-20th C.), and has an extensive representation of all the major schools of European painting (14th-20th C.) including the National Portrait Collection.
National Gallery of Ireland (exterior view)
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National Gallery of Ireland

in detail

The National Gallery of Ireland, founded by Act of Parliament in 1854, houses the most important collection of historic Irish painting (17th -20th C.), and has an extensive representation of all the major schools of European painting (14th-20th C.). The collection comprises some 13,000 works of art; over 2,500 oil paintings, approximately 5,400 drawings, watercolours and miniatures; over 3,000 prints and 350 pieces of sculpture and objets d'art.

Highlights of the collection include masterpieces by Fra Angelico, Mantegna, Caravaggio, Poussin, Rembrandt, van Honthorst, Vermeer, Goya, Murillo, Gainsborough, and Reynolds. Irish masterpieces include works by Thomas Roberts, William Ashford, James Barry, Nathaniel Hone, John Lavery, Paul Henry, William Orpen, and Jack B. Yeats.

The National Gallery of Ireland has also been home to the National Portrait Collection since 1884. More recently, in 2002, it has opened a Yeats Museum, and a new 4,000 sq m wing to the Gallery.
National Gallery of Ireland
Admission
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Visitor entrance

National Gallery of Ireland
Merrion Square West
Dublin 2 Dublin
Ireland
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Opening Times

Sun
12:00 - 17:30
Mon
09:30 - 17:30
Tue
09:30 - 17:30
Wed
09:30 - 17:30
Thu
09:30 - 20:30
Fri
09:30 - 17:30
Sat
09:30 - 17:30

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