Drogheda Municipal Art Collection

Portrait of Jack Yeats

Claire Marsh

b. 1874 - d. 1924
1918 Oil on canvas

In 'Portrait of Jack Yeats', Yeats sits looking to the right, leaning on his cane, the light falling on his alert face and hands. The portrait is painted freely in close earth tones against an umber background, relieved by the stroke of his white collar.

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The Old Culvert

John Walker

b. 1890 - d. 1942
Oil on canvas

Walker's, 'The Old Culvert', is painted in a free, impressionistic style and pushes a very ordinary, everyday subject to centre stage. The stone arch of the culvert is defined solidly, supporting, supporting a grassy knoll bedecked with wild flowers, with the trees a top the hill painted softly against...

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A March Snowfall

Helen Colvill

b. 1856 - d. 1953
1928 Watercolour on paper

A March Snowfall is captured delicately from the window of Coolock House, Co. Dublin, with the winter shadows of the bare, spindly trees casting reflections on the virgin snow. The trees' unadorned trunks and branches stretch upwards against a grey-blue sky. The middle distance, in tones of grey merging...

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Two Girls on a Moonlit Shore

George Russell

b. 1867 - d. 1935
Oil on canvas

George William Russell (10 April 1867 – 17 July 1935) who wrote with the pseudonym Æ (sometimes written AE or A.E.), was an Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, artistic painter and Irish nationalist. He was also a mysticism writer, and a personage of a group of devotees of theosophy in Dublin for...

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The Old Grain store, Louisburgh

Patrica Griffith

b. 1913 - d. 1973
Gouache on paper

Pat Griffith completed many works for the Old Head Hotel in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, which was run by the Wallace family. It's possible The Old Grainstore, Louisburgh was part of these commissions. The detailed underdrawing of the store at the bottom of the gaden is apparent immediately, and the careful...

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Bathing in the Dodder

Nano Reid

b. 1900 - d. 1981
1945 Watercolour on paper

Bathing in the Dodder is a freely painted watercolour in which the figures are discernible, but the composition is more abstracted and the artist is more interested in the patterns being created.

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Horse-Fair in Co. Tipperary

Sylvia Cooke-Collis

b. 1900 - d. 1973
Oil on canvas

Horses and fairs were common in Ireland until the 1950's and were among Sylvia Cook-Collis' favourite subjects to paint. Horse Fair in Co. Tipperary is a fine example of her approach to painting such a scene. The viewer is looking down on a busy fair day, set in a town square, with trees giving welcome...

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Roses

Herbert Webb

b. 1927 - d. 2000
Watercolour on paper

In Herbert Webb's still-life, 'Roses', The richness of pattern on the vases and the wall plates and the accentuation of the vases with deep shadows belie Webb's training as a designer.

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Cottage along the Boyne

Rose-Marie Martin-Blanchet

fl. 1950 - 1959
1950 Gouache on paper

Painted on tonal paper, which is allowed to shine through in many areas the traditional farmhouse is depicted from an elevated viewpoint. While highlights are added to the gable end, the front facade of the house and to the swans on the water. The work is humorous and slightly naive: notice the out-of-perspective...

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Boyne Viaduct, Drogheda

Henry Roper-Curzon

b. 1822 - d. 1892
1878 Watercolour on paper

In his watercolour of 1878, the Boyne viaduct is the focal point and looks both elegant and imposing, with the ships docked in the harbour emphasizing its scale and proportion. Opened in 2855 and still in use by Iarnród Éireann, the viaduct bridge represents an impressive feat of engineering skill...

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St Mary's Abbey, Drogheda (1878)

Henry Roper-Curzon

b. 1822 - d. 1892
1878 Watercolour on paper

The Abbey of St Mary d'Urso (known locally as 'the old Abbey' is shown tucked away in a secluded laneway. The abbey and hospital of St Mary d'Urso were founded in 1206 by Ursus de Swemele and his wife, Christina, and were located at the western end of the town initially outside the early town defences,...

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Dublin Characters

Michael Healy

b. 1873 - d. 1941
1901 Watercolour on paper

Dublin Characters was created by Healey sketching the teeming life of the Dublin streets, and these sketches were then developed into wash drawings. These show the small scale of the sketch pads he used which he could hold in his hand without attracting attention. The six characters in question are...

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Drogheda, 1921

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
1921 Oil on canvas

Thomas Markey worked as a carpenter for the Corporation of Drogheda and was a self-taught artist. His Drogheda, 1921 is obviously based on Ricciardelli's View of Drogheda from Ball's Grove, but it brings the view up-to-date by including political elements in the townscape. The 'Black and Tans' (the Royal...

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View of Drogheda from Ball's Grove

Gabriele Ricciardelli

fl. 1743 - 1782
1753 Oil on canvas

View of Drogheda from Ball's Grove is an accurate and detailed depiction of the townscape c. 1753, with rows of red-brick, Dutch-style gabled houses built one behind another overlooking the River Boyne, and the Alderman Patten's formal garden to the left. In the foreground sits a prosperous family, picnicking...

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View of Drogheda

Gabriele Ricciardelli

fl. 1743 - 1782
1754 Oil on canvas

View of Drogheda is a view from the Millmount, looking westwards up the river, with the town of Drogheda on the right and the townside wall at St John Street and the rear of St John's Gate visible. The imposing building on the left, with fortifications and look-out turrets, once housed the British Army. Through...

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Drogheda from the Railway Station 1849

Anderson Paisley

fl. 1840 - 1849
1849 Oil on slate

Drogheda from the Railway Station 1849 is a view of Drogheda five years after the opening of the Dublin-Drogheda railway line in 1844, and shows the south side of the River Boyne before the construction of the Boyne Viaduct in 1855 and some of the industrial buildings on the Marsh Road, including the...

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Slane Castle, 1849

Anderson Paisley

fl. 1840 - 1849
1849 Oil on slate

Slane Castle, 1849 built in 1785-86, is rendered in the style of Victorian painters in terms of the detailed figuring and typographical accuracy, and it looks quite magnificent in the radiant landscape.

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The Boyne Viaduct, Drogheda

Laurence Fagan

fl. 1860 - 1898
1898 Ink on paper

Laurence Fagan, who was congenitally deaf, was educated at the Claremont Institute, Dublin and lived in Trinity Street, Drogheda. He supported himself by making drawings of local scenes and copies of engravings and etchings, a flourishing trade in the 1860s. His study of the Boyne Viaduct boasts precise...

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Fast Day

Gerard Dillon

b. 1916 - d. 1971
1950 Oil on canvas

Fast Day was first exhibited at the IELA in 1950. The imagery used is borrowed from early manuscripts and stone-carvings created by Irish monks in the seventh to tenth centuries. Dillon uses animal motifs for the marginal decoration, while the figures seated around the table his close circle of artistic...

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A Man of the West

Simon Coleman

b. 1916 - d. 1995
1955 Oil on canvas

In 'A Man of the West', Simon Coleman shows himself in a reflective mood, but once again silhouetted against a dramatic sky, with the cottages dotted in the background suggesting Ireland's remote west coast.

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Self-portrait

Simon Coleman

b. 1916 - d. 1995
1955 Oil on canvas

In 'Self-Portrait' Simon Coleman paints himself against a turbulent sky in a winter landscape. The work has a theatrical quality, almost touching on the religiosity of El Greco.

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Plan of Drogheda

Isaiah Rowland

1860 Ink on paper

This lithograph was prepared around 1860 and is possibly earlier than a similar map of Kilkenny City published by Marlow's of Capel Street, Dublin in 1861. The map which shows a street plan of Drogheda, including the historic wards (corporation electoral districts) of the town, is also illustrated with...

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The Bathe House

Robert Armstrong

fl. 1820 - 1829
1823 Sepia wash on paper

The Bathe House at the corner of Laurence Street and Shop Street was one of the last wooden houses in Ireland and was demolished in 1824 for safety reasons, by order of the Corporation of Drogheda. It was built in 1570 for Nicholas Bathe, who came from a Norman family that had long connections with...

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Mardi Gras

May Guinness

b. 1863 - d. 1955
Oil on canvas

'Mardi Gras' was probably painted in the period 1925-30, when Guinness had absorbed all the influences of Fauvism and Cubism and was confident in her own depiction of the figure. In these fancy-dress figures are hints of Dufy and Marie Laurencin, but the artist's enjoyment in rendering the paint on canvas...

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Seascape

Evie Hone

b. 1894 - d. 1955
Oil on canvas

Hone continued to paint en plein air and Seascape may have have been painted at the same time as she produced. In the foreground rocks and the distant yachts in the water, which were painted in a direct manner, using dark tones to outline simplified representational forms.

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Glenveagh, Co. Donegal

James Humbert Craig

b. 1878 - d. 1944
1908 Oil on canvas

Humbert Craig's oil painting of Glenveagh, Co. Donegal, is a typical Craig bogscape, conveying atmospherically the changing light on a scene of a disappearing life and time. The light in the sky percolates through the ominous, encroaching rain clouds, highlighting the distant mountains and casting a...

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Beeches in May

Kitty Elliott

b. 1901 - d. 1980
1950 Watercolour on paper

In Beeches in May, Elliot displays her fondness of working from landscapes in the creation of her piece.

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Roses

Kitty Elliott

b. 1901 - d. 1980
1950 Watercolour on paper

Self-taught Kitty Elliott painted in oil, watercolour and gouache. Her subjects were landscapes, flowers and character studies. She participated in various group shows and also held a solo exhibition in the newly opened Municipal Art Gallery at the Carnegie Library in Fair Street, Drogheda in 1953, which...

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Deirdre

Andrew O' Connor

b. 1874 - d. 1941
1916 Plaster on no support

Inscription on the base: "And death should be a poor untidy thing though it's a queen that dies And it's cold your arms will be this night that were warm about my neck so often" [J.M.] Synge In Deirdre, there is a suggestion of Rodin in the head emerging from the unfinished clay, but there...

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Portrait of Louth Militiaman

Unknown

1810 Oil on canvas

This is a portrait of an officer, probably a subaltern of the Louth Regiment of the Irish Milita, raised in 1793. The single epaulette indicates an infantry company, while the silver belt-plate and buttons bear the name 'LOUTH' surmounted by a crown. The belt-plate shows a shamrock, the buttons the...

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St. James's, Piccadilly

Marianne Le Poer Trench

b. 1888 - d. 1940
Oil on canvas

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St Paul's, 1945

William Leech

b. 1881 - d. 1968
1945 Oil on canvas

In 'St Paul's, 1945', Leech has returned to the area he last painted in 1939, capturing the winter light falling on the ruined buildings beneath the intact Cathedral dome.

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Flower Painting (Pansies)

Grace Henry

b. 1868 - d. 1953
1912 Oil on panel

The play of light on the botanically correct Pansies, painted in soft tones of yellows, instills the work with a unique calmness. There is a reference to Degas in the cropped mahogany table in the foreground, while the blue-and-white bowl suggests the Japanese influence in French painting in the early...

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Flower Painting (Roses)

Grace Henry

b. 1868 - d. 1953
1912 Oil on canvas

Roses is a dramatic composition, with yellow and white roses painted in an expressionistic manner and framed by a rich, dark background.

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Oil Painting a la mode d'Andre Lhote

Mary Swanzy

b. 1882 - d. 1978
Oil on canvas

'Oil Painting a la mode d'Andre Lhote', is a tribute to the french cubist artists who influenced Swanzy, in particular Edward Delaunay. Mary Swanzy's colours are more vibrant, however, with the building forms discernible behind the trees and plants in the foreground.

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Leck, Co. Monaghan. A Windy Day

J Mac Ilwaine

b. 1857 - d. 1945
Oil on panel

J.B.S. MacIlwaine painted with Walter Osborne as well as Nathaniel Hone. 'Leck, Co. Monaghan, A Windy Day' shows the influence of Hone in the distance of the horizon trees, the turbulent sky and the cows sheltering under the trees.

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Old Dugort, Achill Island

Sarah Purser

b. 1848 - d. 1943
Oil on panel

In 'Old Dugort, Achill Island', the freedom of paint handling in the clouds, in the immediate foreground and in the distant houses demonstrates Sarah Purser's ability to capture and render a scene en plein air.

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Under the Mountains of Mayo

Letita Hamilton

b. 1878 - d. 1964
Oil on panel

This freely painted, realistic landscape depicts a traditional thatched cottage, with tall hay sheds behind and, further back, the imposing mountains. Hamilton uses white in abundance, allowing light to bounce throughout the painting in a watercolour technique.

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Cornish Landscape

Charles Holroyd

b. 1861 - d. 1917
1890 Oil on panel

Holroyd was influenced by the tradition of Northern European Renaissance painters, especially in his etchings, which show an emphasis on accuracy and realism. The contrast of the freely painted Cornish Landscape to his black-and-white etchings is remarkable. In this work, Holroyd is informed by the colour...

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Park Lane, London

Joan Bloxam

fl. 1884 - 1938
1920 Watercolour on paper

Bloxam's watercolour of Park Lane in London is a study in fine, detailed drawing, with accurate perspective of the buildings along Park Lane. It is executed on cream toned paper, with some areas emphasised in earth tones.

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Landscape

Richard Orpen

b. 1863 - d. 1938
1930 Watercolour on paper

In Landscape, Orpen has achieved space and distance using naturalistic colours on tinted paper to depict the seashore and distant headland, with a billowing white cloud above. This sensitively painted view is probably somewhere in Co. Donegal, his most frequented location for painting en plein air.

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Portrait of R. I. Best

J Conan

fl. 1900 - -0001
1904 Pencil on paper

Richard Irvine Best, Litt. D. (1872-1959) was an avid collector of contemporary Irish Art and many of the artists whose paintings he purchased were known to him personally. He was Assistant Librarian at the National Library of Ireland from 1904, becoming Director from 1924 to 1949, and Senior Professor...

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The Winged Hat

James Whistler

b. 1834 - d. 1903
1890 Ink on paper

Whistler is accepted as one of the great masters of the art of etching and is believed to have produced about one hundred lithographs, drawing on stone and on lithographic paper.

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Loafers

Nano Reid

b. 1900 - d. 1981
1957 Oil on panel

'Loafers' depicts two men on a bridge leaning, relaxing, talking and gazing into the water. Reid's painting is vigorous but her colour remains low-toned, with ochres, browns and greys.

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A Wet Day

Muriel Brandt

b. 1909 - d. 1981
Oil on panel

Brandt sketched people quickly and accurately, faithfully capturing likeness and attitude. A Wet Day belongs to the mature period of her painting oeuvre and it demonstrates her ability to encapsulate the innocent and charm of childhood. The two excited girls shelter from the rain in a doorway, using...

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The Creek, Tuckton

William Leech

b. 1881 - d. 1968
1949 Oil on canvas

In 1949, William Leech was staying at Christchurch near Bournemouth, where he painted a bend of the River Stour at Tuckton Creek. Boats line up parallel to one another and flashes of colour dart in the dark brown water amidst the elongated shadows.

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Evening, Montparnasse

Evie Hone

b. 1894 - d. 1955
1920 Gouache on paper

It is evident in Evening, Montparnasse that Hone is more concerned with pattern and colour than architectural detail.

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Affectionate Couple

Beatrice Glenavy

b. 1881 - d. 1970
1902 Pastel on paper

Affectionate Couple not only demonstrates Beatrice Glenavy’s ability to draw, but to draw in pastel. The delicacy of the lady – her pale, intense expression and flame-coloured hair – evokes the work of the pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne Jones, or Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s paintings of his wife,...

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Miniature of the Artist's Hand

William Mulready

b. 1786 - d. 1863
Oil on ivory

'Miniature of the Artist's Hand', is a realistically described drawing of a hand holding a pencil, painted sensitively.

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Still-life with Eggs

Dany Lartigue

b. 1921 - 0000
1953 Oil on canvas

Although mainly self-taught, Dany Lartigue benefited from the encouragement of his artistic family and from the advice of the French artist, Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947). His work shows Bonnard's direction in its treatment of light and colour and the influence of the Post-Impressionists in its composition,...

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The Golden Cage

Jack Hanlon

b. 1913 - d. 1968
Oil on canvas

Jack Hanlon studied art with Mainie Jellett and Andre Lhote and was thus influenced by Cubism, but he developed a personal, less formulaic style- not dissimilar to Lhote- with an emphasis on light and colour, as is evident in 'The Golden Cage'.

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Abstract (1)

Ferenc Martyn

b. 1899 - d. 1986
1929 Watercolour on paper

The pieces Abstract (1) and Abstract (2) are examples of the differing approaches found in Martyn's abstract work. Here in Abstract (1) these influences are geometrically restrained and in close-toned colours.

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The Twelve Pins

Sylvia Cooke-Collis

b. 1900 - d. 1973
Watercolour on paper

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Coast Scene with Path

Mainie Jellet

b. 1897 - d. 1944
Gouache on paper

'Coast Scene with Path' belongs to Jellett's early representational works. The colours used are realistic and the distant horizon sets the cliff walk in correct perspective.

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A Formalized Landscape

Rene Brault

b. 1930 - d. 1987
1963 Oil on canvas

'A Formalized Landscape' was presented by the FNCI, confirming their aim of acquiring works by Continental painters and thus honouring the vision of Hugh Lane.

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Abstract (2)

Ferenc Martyn

b. 1899 - d. 1986
1929 Watercolour on paper

The pieces Abstract (1) and Abstract (2) are examples of the differing approaches found in Martyn's abstract work. Abstract (2) has echoes of the Spanish artist Joan Miró (1893-1983) in it's fluid, curved shapes.

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Little Bridgid

Hilda Roberts

b. 1901 - d. 1982
Oil on canvas

In 'Little Bridgid', through the window we glimpse rows of white-washed cottages, suggesting a seaside location. The freshly painted face of the little girl captures the innocence and vulnerability of childhood, and her clothes suggest a simplicity far from the stylized formality of a society portrait....

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Pierrot / John Molloy

John Kelly

b. 1925 - d. 1995
Oil on canvas

In 'Pierrot/John Molloy', Kelly's friend and neighbour, John Molloy, poses for this realistic portrait. The pathos of the Pierrot in his hauntingly beautiful sad eyes and outstretched, poignant hands elevate this work from a mundane likeness. The Pierrot signifies the universally tragic figure with which...

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Old Tully Churchyard

Bea Orpen

b. 1913 - d. 1980
Gouache on paper

'Old Tully Churchyard' is reminiscent of William Leech's graveyard at Christchurch Priory, but is a view of the ancient church site and cemetery near Cabinteely, Co. Dublin.

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A Plateau

Pamela Matthews

b. 1931 - d. 1966
1951 Oil on panel

A Plateau is painted in an abstract manner, with freely painted water-colours and parts of the background left exposed. The rich palette of reds, ochres and umbers enlivens the work, combining to create a rendition of harmonious colour and pattern.

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Street Scene with Camels

May Guinness

b. 1863 - d. 1955
Pastel on paper

A pastel study on buff paper, 'Street Scene with Camels', was probably made on the spot during the artist's visit to Palestine in the mid-1930's and is a work she exhibited at the St Stephen's Green Gallery in 1935.

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Légende

Nano Reid

b. 1900 - d. 1981
1957 Oil on panel

Légende intermingles local imagery of the Boyne Valley with ancient Greek legend - the ribs and mast of a ship lie decaying, while in the background the Sirens are calling from the promontory, luring unsuspecting sailors. Seagulls wheel overhead against the deep blues of the water and the acid tones...

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Head of a Girl

Mervyn Peake

b. 1911 - d. 1968
1950 Pastel on paper

Head of a Girl is a poignant and haunting study of a little girl, in black and white pastel, and conveys the empathy and the sadness Peake felt for society's forgotten people. She is posed, hand on her chin, looking down to the right-hand corner of the page. From the inscription on the work, this is...

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View of Drogheda

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
Oil on canvas

The View of Drogheda was copied from Van der Hagen's painting for Beaulieu House and therefore, while it resembles Ricciardelli's, Markey retained the old two-arched bridge that existed when Van der Hagen painting the scene, c.1718

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Back Yard Bettystown

Bea Orpen

b. 1913 - d. 1980
1945 Gouache on paper

The work depicts 'Nissan Huts' at Bettystown, County Meath where the Trench-Orpen family took holidays during the 1940's.

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Doorus Bay Co. Galway

Bea Orpen

b. 1913 - d. 1980
Gouache on paper

A gouache landscape painting depicting a coastal scene of a beach with a boat perched against a grassy bank in the immediate foreground. There is another boat further in the distance on the right middle-ground and the view extends to the horizon.

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Boats Beeched at Mornington

Bea Orpen

b. 1913 - d. 1980
Gouache on paper

A gouache landscape painting of a coastal scene showing two old and damaged boats rotting on the beach in the immediate foreground. In the background several other boats can be seen moored with figures of people scattered among them walking on the beach.

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A Street Scene in Drogheda, 1880

John Cassidy

b. 1860 - d. 1939
1880 Oil on canvas

This is set at the junction of Duke Street and West Street and we can see different social classes juxtaposed: the elegantly dressed woman on the right (identified locally as the 'Lady in Blue' - a Miss Plunkett) provides a foil to the woman wearing a plain bonnet, apron and shawl. This latter woman...

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View of Baltray

Bea Orpen

b. 1913 - d. 1980
Gouache on paper

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Untitled

Charles Tyrell

b. 1950 - d. 0000
Ink on paper

Charles Tyrrell was born in Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland, in 1950. He studied painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, graduating in 1974. He lives and works in Allihies on the Beara Peninsula in Co. Cork. Charles Tyrrell is a member of Aosdána, an affiliation of creative artists, established...

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Untitled

Charles Tyrell

b. 1950 - d. 0000
Ink on paper

Charles Tyrrell was born in Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland, in 1950. He studied painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, graduating in 1974. He lives and works in Allihies on the Beara Peninsula in Co. Cork. Charles Tyrrell is a member of Aosdána, an affiliation of creative artists, established...

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Untitled

Charles Tyrell

b. 1950 - d. 0000
Ink on paper

Charles Tyrrell was born in Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland, in 1950. He studied painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, graduating in 1974. He lives and works in Allihies on the Beara Peninsula in Co. Cork. Charles Tyrrell is a member of Aosdána, an affiliation of creative artists, established...

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Untitled

Charles Tyrell

b. 1950 - d. 0000
Ink on paper

Charles Tyrrell was born in Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland, in 1950. He studied painting at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, graduating in 1974. He lives and works in Allihies on the Beara Peninsula in Co. Cork. Charles Tyrrell is a member of Aosdána, an affiliation of creative artists, established...

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Shoreline Bog

Sean Mc Sweeney

1935 - 0000
2007 Ink on paper

An Ink on paper scene mostly consisting of dark blues, the middle foreground a streak of white along with a lighter tone of blue.

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Six Degrees of Seperation

Diana Copperwhite

1969 - 0000
2008 Oil on canvas

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Shopping in Tesco

David Newton

2009 Oil on canvas

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Untitled

Sinead Ni Mhaonaigh

1977 - 0000
2008 Oil on canvas

Oil on Canvas with a brownish colours at the foreground and a large brown rectangle in the middle ground. Also which looks like wires fill the background some looking like they connect to the brown rectangle.

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Untitled

Sinead Ni Mhaonaigh

1977 - 0000
2008 Oil on canvas

Oil on Canvas which is mostly black, white lines on it depict in the foreground a large circular container to the right of that a smaller container. Wires that connect to the larger circular container are seen in the background.

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Zonck

Gereon Krebber

1973 - 0000
2011 Spray paint on no support

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Left to your own vices (Reaction II)

Gereon Krebber

1973 - 0000
2011 Polyurethane foam on no support

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Shamrock

Jerome Connor

1874 - 1943
Bronze on no support

Born in Co. Kerry, Jerome Connor emigrated, with his family, to Massachusetts in 1888. He trained as a stonecarver and moved to New York, where he became an accomplished sculptor. Throughout his life he worked on numerous public monument commissions in the United States and Ireland. He returned to...

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Salmon Boats at Crook Point, Mornington

Richard Moore

2005 Ink on paper

The last of the Salmon fishing boats at the Boyne Estuary. Richard Moore is a Drogheda based artist who has been painting in the Boyne Valley for a quarter of a century. Working mainly in oils, acrylics and watercolour, he has his own studio at Dublin Road, Drogheda.

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Wall Sculpture

Brian Hegarty

1970 - 0000
Plywood on no support

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Snipe on a Donegal Bog

Norah Mc Guinness

1901 - 1980
Oil on canvas

This vivid landscape of a snipe in Donegal Bay shows the influence of Cubism on Norah McGuinness's work.

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The Cat on the Terrace

Mary Swanzy

b. 1882 - d. 1978
Oil on canvas

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Two Gates (2008)

Jackie Nickerson

2008 Ink on paper

An ink on paper depicting a landscape, tyre tracks in the mud in the foreground as well as patches of puddles. In the left middle ground an open farm gate rests against the unkempt ditch.

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The Pursuit of Happiness

Thomas Brezing

1969 - 0000
2010 Oil on canvas

An oil on canvas scene, to the left a tall blue figure takes in the front, middle and background.In the middle ground a series of circles with lines connecting to each other.

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Skull Bird

Ericailcane

2013 Mixed media on panel

Mixed media using cut out wood, painted black then with white bones drawn onto each piece. It is suspended it has its wings spread outwards and legs held up underneath as if it were in flight. A small rope hangs below which can be pulled to make the wings flap.

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Portrait of a Lady

William Orpen

b. 1878 - d. 1931
Pencil on paper

Pen and ink on Metropolitan School of Art [Kildare St., Dublin] headed paper, signed lower left; with blind stamp and letterhead in upper margin; with Ferguson Gallery [Ramelton, Donegal] label on reverse

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Figure Study

William Orpen

b. 1878 - d. 1931
Pencil on paper

Major Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen, KBE, RA, RHA (27 November 1878 – 29 September 1931) was an Irish artist who worked mainly in London. William Orpen was a fine draughtsman and a popular, commercially successful, painter of portraits for the well-to-do in Edwardian society. During World War...

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Spanish Strolling Players in an Irish Barn

William Orpen

b. 1878 - d. 1931
Pencil on paper

A pencil scene showing in the left foreground a person laying in some straw, In the middle ground a figure can be seen standing with a large drum on his back. In the right middle ground a small animal can be seen. The background shows the wooden rafters of the barn they are in.

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Poppy & Woppy in the Water

William Orpen

b. 1878 - d. 1931
Mixed media on paper

Here Orpen writes to Gardenia (whom he called Poppy): “I wish I could go down and swim with you (does your “sister” swim?) but I fear I cannot get away at present – perhaps Sir Thornlay will go in with you – do you wear your ribbon in the water[?] This is a picture of Poppy and Woppy in the...

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Trade and Commerce, Drogheda Harbour

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
Ink on paper

Thomas Markey (1885-1967) a topographical and figure painter was born in Drogheda and was a carpenter for the Corporation of Drogheda. A self-taught artist he worked in oil and watercolour and also executed a set of drawings and engravings of historical buildings and scenes in the town,

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The Tholsel, Drogheda, Christmas Eve 1952

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
1952 Ink on paper

Thomas Markey (1885-1967) a topographical and figure painter was born in Drogheda and was a carpenter for the Corporation of Drogheda. A self-taught artist he worked in oil and watercolour and also executed a set of drawings and engravings of historical buildings and scenes in the town,

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The Mall - Drogheda Holy Year 1950 - Holy Year Cross on Millmount

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
1950 Ink on paper

Thomas Markey (1885-1967) a topographical and figure painter was born in Drogheda and was a carpenter for the Corporation of Drogheda. A self-taught artist he worked in oil and watercolour and also executed a set of drawings and engravings of historical buildings and scenes in the town

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St Mary's Church, James' Street across the River Boyne (Unfinished)

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
Ink on paper

Thomas Markey (1885-1967) a topographical and figure painter was born in Drogheda and was a carpenter for the Corporation of Drogheda. A self-taught artist he worked in oil and watercolour and also executed a set of drawings and engravings of historical buildings and scenes in the town

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The Entrance to Ballsgrove Estate 1965

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
1965 Ink on paper

Thomas Markey (1885-1967) a topographical and figure painter was born in Drogheda and was a carpenter for the Corporation of Drogheda. A self-taught artist he worked in oil and watercolour and also executed a set of drawings and engravings of historical buildings and scenes in the town,

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A View of the Viaduct and the Irish Oil and Cake Mills

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
1964 Ink on paper

Thomas Markey (1885-1967) a topographical and figure painter was born in Drogheda and was a carpenter for the Corporation of Drogheda. A self-taught artist he worked in oil and watercolour and also executed a set of drawings and engravings of historical buildings and scenes in the town.

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A View of the Cord Cemetary and Viaduct

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
1965 Ink on paper

Thomas Markey (1885-1967) a topographical and figure painter was born in Drogheda and was a carpenter for the Corporation of Drogheda. A self-taught artist he worked in oil and watercolour and also executed a set of drawings and engravings of historical buildings and scenes in the town

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A Busy Day at Drogheda Port

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
1965 Ink on paper

Thomas Markey (1885-1967) a topographical and figure painter was born in Drogheda and was a carpenter for the Corporation of Drogheda. A self-taught artist he worked in oil and watercolour and also executed a set of drawings and engravings of historical buildings and scenes in the town

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A View of the Dominican Church across the River Boyne

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
Ink on paper

Thomas Markey (1885-1967) a topographical and figure painter was born in Drogheda and was a carpenter for the Corporation of Drogheda. A self-taught artist he worked in oil and watercolour and also executed a set of drawings and engravings of historical buildings and scenes in the town

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Untitled

Sinead Ni Mhaonaigh

1977 - 0000
2010 Oil on canvas

An oil on canvas piece with black outlining the painting, making the middle and background stand out more, which is mostly grey in the background and a line going through the middle ground the full length of the painting.

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Message to Salinas

Elaine Byrne

2010 Digital media on DVD

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Inventaire des oeuvres démembrées célebres

Tamsin Snow

1980 - 0000
2012 Mixed media on paper

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Anarchive #n

Armelle Skatulski

2012 Ink on paper

An ink on paper scene mostly depicting pillars in half darkness. A rock and a can are visible in the left foregound, in the front foreground there are three rocks visible.

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Elsie's Counter

Jessica Foley

2014 Mixed media on no support

A mixed media piece that has piles of tied up books, with a table with each leg resting on each pile of books..

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Mia

Kate Byrne

1958 - 0000
2009 Ink on paper

An ink on paper portrait on an elderly woman with a white top.

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Woman reading, Ausco, orozco and trouvé

Brigid McLeer

1970 - 0000
Mixed media on paper

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Lauretta, Mosney Reception Centre, entrance to the former Butlin's Mosney Ballroom, from the series Citizen 2013

Anthony Haughey

1963 - 0000
2013 Lambda digital C-type print on paper

Picture printed on paper of an African woman named Lauretta, dressed in red, standing on a red carpet under a large circle chandelier in what was Butlin's camp's ballroom. This picture was taken from the series 'Citizen 2013' by Anthony Haughey. Borders and transnational migration have been major themes...

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Ese, Mosney Reception Centre, former Butlins Mosney Dining Hall, from the series Citizen 2013

Anthony Haughey

1963 - 0000
2013 Lambda digital C-type print on paper

A portrait of a young girl named Ese taken in Mosney Accommodation Centre, a former Butlins holiday camp. She is standing in the dining hall which is decorated in pink and green, the pink Ese wears mirrors her surroundings. This picture was taken from the series 'Citizen 2013' by Anthony Haughey.

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