#fridayfocus… Walter Osborne, The Fish Market, Patrick Street, 1893.

For this week’s #fridayfocus, I’m staying with nineteenth century depictions of Dublin. In contrast to James Mahony’s panoramic view of the city which I discussed last week, this painting by Osborne brings us back down to street level, giving us a glimpse of everyday life in Dublin in the closing decades of the nineteenth century.Continue reading “#fridayfocus… Walter Osborne, The Fish Market, Patrick Street, 1893.”

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#fridayfocus… James Mahony, Dublin from the Spire of St George’s Church, Hardwicke Place,c.1854

This wonderful watercolour by James Mahony is in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland, and for me, was the star piece of the Dubliners exhibition last year. Bequeathed to the NGI in 1854 by Capt. G.A Taylor, it is an important record of the city in the immediate post-famine era, and has a special relationship withContinue reading “#fridayfocus… James Mahony, Dublin from the Spire of St George’s Church, Hardwicke Place,c.1854”

Happy Birthday… Harry Kernoff!

Born in London on the 9 January 1900, Harry Aaron Kernoff was a prolific figure in twentieth century Irish art. Well regarded for his portraiture and landscape painting, Kernoff often focused on the depiction of Dublin, a city with which he became intimately familiar after the Kernoff family moved here in 1914. As a teenager,Continue reading “Happy Birthday… Harry Kernoff!”