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  • IRISH PAINTINGS FROM 18TH TO 21ST CENTURIES AT GORRY GALLERY

    There are landscapes and coastal scene by artists as diverse as James Arthur O’Connor, George Barret, Thomas Walmsley and George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson at the exhibition of 18th to 21st century Irish paintings which opens at the Gorry Gallery in Dublin today.  Sir Walter Osborne’s Tea in the Garden (c1902) and a portrait of Sarah Cecilia Harrison of Mrs. Hartley Withers (the artist’s mother) are shown with interior cabin views by William Magrath, pastel portraits by Hugh Douglas Hamilton, a c1783 pencil and watercolour of Donnybrook Fair by Francis Wheatley and a surreal example by Neville Johnson entitled Kilkeel.  There is a collection of Modern European Pictures including work by Picasso, Matisse, Bonnard, Cezanne and Vuillard.  The exhibition kicks off today at the Molesworth St. Gallery and runs to November 29.  Here is a small selection:

    George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson (1806-1884) - Brig Entering Cork Harbour.

    George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson (1806-1884) – Brig Entering Cork Harbour.

    James Arthur O'Connor (c1792-1841) - A Coastal Scene.

    James Arthur O’Connor (c1792-1841) – A Coastal Scene.

    George Barre (1728-1784) - A river landscape with a rainbow and anglers and a rustic cottage by a waterfall.

    George Barret (1728-1784) – A river landscape with a rainbow and anglers and a rustic cottage by a waterfall.

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