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Talk: ‘Burton in the West of Ireland’

December 5, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a free talk with Dr Marie Bourke, curator of the exhibition Frederic William Burton: For the Love of Art will give a talk exploring Burton’s excursions in Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Kerry between 1839-41 that left the artist with an abiding love for the people and landscape of the west of Ireland.

*Booking for this event is essential: Call 066 71-27777*

Frederic William Burton, For the Love of Art
This exhibition, running at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin from 25 October 2017 to 14 January 2018, presents an opportunity to look afresh at the work of Frederic William Burton (1816-1900) and to reflect on his lifetime achievement as a Victorian watercolour artist.
Irish-born Burton settled in London where he encountered the Pre-Raphaelite circle that influenced his taste and his art, as echoed in his highly finished watercolour, ‘Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs’ (1864). The exhibition brings together over 70 works by Burton, which will be shown alongside works by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Maddox Brown, Daniel Maclise, and William Mulready. It will also look at his period in Germany and his tenure as director of the National Gallery, London.

The Exhibition is currently running in the Natinoal Gallery of Ireland. Click this link for more information –https://www.nationalgallery.ie/frederic-william-burton-love…

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Frederic William Burton, Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.


December 5, 2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm