Impressionist Masterpieces from the Hugh Lane

'Impressionist Masterpieces from the Hugh Lane Gallery', exhibition poster

Masterpieces from Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.
July – October 2004.


To accommodate the Dublin City Gallery's building programme and refurbishment works, a number of masterpieces from the collection of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane went on temporary display in the National Gallery of Ireland.

The National Gallery was pleased to mount this special display of the Dublin City Gallery's collection, which included nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish and British paintings, and the renowned Impressionist paintings purchased by Sir Hugh Lane for Dublin in 1908.

Barbara Dawson, Director of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane said: " As well as presenting the pictures in an alternative setting, this welcome collaboration gives an opportunity to reflect on the very significant cultural heritage Hugh Lane bequested to Dublin."

Raymond Keaveney, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, said: "We are delighted to play temporary host to this display of works from the Dublin City Gallery which reflects Lane's vision for a complementary institution representing modern art. As well as founding Dublin City's Gallery of Modern Art, Hugh Lane was also director of the National Gallery of Ireland from 1914 until his death in 1915 when he was one of the passengers aboard the Lusitania."

Curated by Sergio Benedetti, with Fionnuala Croke and Sara Donaldson.

The exhibition was extended to 01 September 2005.