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  • This c1900 etching of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London by Francis Walker depicts a view from the river long obliterated by development. It is part of a new exhibition celebrating the art of etching at the National Gallery of Ireland. Making their Mark celebrates the work of Irish painter-etchers and engravers. Around 50 original prints from artists as diverse as Edward Millington Synge, Estella Solomons, George Atkinson, Roderic O’Conor, Joseph Malachy Kavanagh and Percy F. Gethin are on fascinating display in a not to be missed exhibition which continues until June 30. It features the only known print by John Lavery as well as work by influential artists like Walter Sickert and James Abbot McNeill Whistler. There are scene of the construction of the Shannon Scheme at Ardnacrusha by George Atkinson and a travelling circus in Co. Clare around 1912 by Percy Gethin.

    Francis S. Walker (1848-1916) St Paul’s Cathedral in Moonlight, c.1900 © The Trustees of the British MuseumPrint

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