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    Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

    ‘Wall Landline Moor’, Collection & image © Hugh Lane Gallery. Donated by the artist, 2024 © Sean Scully

    An exhibition featuring significant gifts to Dublin’s Hugh Lane Gallery opens today. Sacred trust: Donations and their Legacy features significant gifts from 1908 to 2024. Highlighting recent additions to the gallery’s collection is “Wall Landline Moor” by Sean Scully, generously donated by the artist. It joins the impressive installation of “Untitled” by Richard Gorman, a series of largescale works on handmade Koso Washi Japanese paper donated by Neil Jordan and Robert Maharry. The show brings together two previously unseen works  on paper by Alexander Calder “To Bambi” and “Lo Oscuro Invade” donated by Madeleine McGahern, a monumental painting “Victory” by Lawrence Carroll donated by Lucy Jones Carroll  and the spectacular posthumous portrait of the first female Lord Mayor of Dublin,  “Kathleen Clarke” by Brian Maguire.

    Barbara Dawson, Director of Hugh Lane Gallery said: “Since its foundation in 1908, Hugh Lane Gallery has been fortunate in receiving significant donations that add to the wealth and depth of this national collection of modern and contemporary art. In Sacred trust: Donations and their Legacy, we celebrate that legacy with a new generation of supporters whose gifts align with our strategic vision in the 21st century. These artworks will be conserved and enjoyed for generations to come”.

    ‘Kathleen Clarke’, Collection & image © Hugh Lane Gallery. Donated, 2023. © Brian Maguire


    Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

    Kathleen Clarke with her 1916 Bronze Medal.

    Kathleen Clarke with her 1916 Bronze Medal. UPDATE: THIS WAS UNSOLD

    Kathleen Clarke’s 1916 bronze medal is the top lot at The History Sale at James Adam in Dublin on May 12. It is estimated at 25,000-35,000.  The  Limerick born widow of Tom Clarke, first signatory of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, went on to become a TD, Senator and the first woman Lord Mayor of Dublin.

    Other lots include a 1662 edition of Robert Boyle’s New Experiments Physico-Mechanical with an appendix announcing the discovery of what came to be known as Boyle’s Law (600-800), a rare copy of Spensers The Faerie Queene London 1596 (3,000-5,000) books, treaties, trial reports, pamphlets, literature and a Michael Collins memorial issue of An Saorstat dated August 29, 1922.  The sale, in two sessions, will include a collection of rare early Irish maps and sea charts.