Colour and Light: caring for Turner’s watercolours
1-31 January 2011
The National Gallery of Ireland’s magnificent collection of watercolours by J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) will be displayed as usual for the whole month of January. This year the theme is care of the collection, past and present. Henry Vaughan the English collector who bequeathed the collection to the Gallery in 1900 was very aware of how delicate and light sensitive watercolours are. Inspired by the writings of John Ruskin, Vaughan had a special cabinet made to store the works. The Turner display will be complemented by silhouettes and miniatures from the Mary A. McNeill bequest.
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