Crawford Art Gallery
Review of Paintings & Sculpture in Permanent Collection of Cork's No 1 Art Museum.

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Interior of Crawford Gallery, one of
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Letter From America, by James Brenan.

Crawford Art Gallery: The Permanent Collection

In keeping with its eminent role as one of the major contributors to visual arts in Ireland, the Crawford's Permanent Collection comprises a relatively wide range of artworks covering the Irish art market by Irish artists, including paintings in oils, watercolours, prints, sculpture, and contemporary art forms. It includes:

18th Century Paintings

James Barry: Portraits of Barry and Burke (c.1776)
Nathaniel Grogan: A View of Cork (1780)
George Romney: Portrait Group (c.1780)

19th Century Paintings

Samuel Forde: Fall of the Rebel Angels (1828)
George M W Atkinson: A Boating Party in Cork Harbour (1840)
Daniel MacDonald: Bowling Match at Castlemary, Cloyne (1847)
Daniel Maclise: The Falconer (1853)
James Brenan: Letter from America (1875)
Frank Bramley: Domino! (1886)
William Gerard Barry: Time Flies (1887)
Edith Somerville: The Goose Girl (1888)


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20th Century Paintings

Walter Osborne: The Goldfish Bowl (c.1900)
William Sheehan: The Consultation (1917)
Sean Keating: Men of the South (1921)
Jack B. Yeats: Off the Donegal Coast (1922)
Sir John Lavery: The Red Rose (1923)
Paul Henry: Landscape (1923)
Paul Signac: Concarneau (1925)
Charles Lamb: An Aran Couple (1930)
Michael Power O'Malley: Himself and Herself (c.1930)
Jack B. Yeats: Small Ring (1930)
Leo Whelan: The Fiddler (1932)
Mainie Jellett: Composition (c.1935)
James Humbert Craig: Going to Mass (c.1935)
Mainie Jellett: Composition (c.1935)
Marshall Hutson: Morning Majesty (1941)
Jack B. Yeats: Returning from the Bathe, Mid-Day (1948)
Gerard Dillon: Island People (c.1950)
Norah McGuinness: The Mill Waters (1953)
Patrick Hennessy: Portrait of Elizabeth Bowen at Bowenscourt (c.1955)
John O’Leary: Night Odyssey (1962)
Evie Hone: At Glen Cormac, Co. Wicklow
William Leech: The Barber’s Shop

Contemporary Paintings

Robert Ballagh: Les Sabines (1972)
Patrick Scott: Gold Painting 21 (1975)
Barrie Cooke: The Lough Derg Pike (1980)
William Crozier: The Ripe Field (1989)
Barrie Cooke: Portrait of John Montague (1990)
Charles Tyrrell: Borderland XIX (1990)
Tony O’Malley: Dark Shape and Black Line Etc. (1991)
Brian Maguire: Figure Silenced (1991)
Alice Maher: Irish Dancers (1992)
Louis Le Brocquy: Image of James Joyce (1994)
Louis Le Brocquy: Image of Samuel Beckett (1994)
Louis Le Brocquy: Image of Willian Butler Yeats (1994)

Fine Art Prints

In addition to original paintings, the Crawford Art Gallery's Permanent Collection includes a number of eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century prints, and several contemporary prints. Among the other Irish and International artists represented, are:

George Braque, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Georges Rouault, David Hockney, Joan Miro, Brian Kennedy, Robert Gibbings, Soirle MacCanna, Ian McNabb, Agnes Millar Parker, Felim Egan, Nigel Rolfe, Paul Seawright, Willie Doherty, Aidan Linehan, Alice Maher and Chris Orr.

More Information

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