150: The Watercolour Society of Ireland's Exhibition

Mildred Anne Butler, 'Shades of Evening', 1904

150: The Watercolour Society of Ireland’s Exhibition.
6th October – 12th December 2004

Print Gallery

The Watercolour Society of Ireland evolved in the late nineteenth century from an amateur drawing society set up in Lismore, Co. Waterford. Since its foundation there have been over a thousand members of the society, many of whom have made a valuable contribution to the history of Irish art and the promotion of works on paper.

This exhibition celebrated 150 years of the Watercolour Society of Ireland's annual shows and included over 40 works highlighting some of the best examples of work by past members. Among the familiar names represented were Rose Barton, Harry Clarke, Letitia Hamilton, Jack Hanlon, Mainie Jellett, Kitty Wilmer O'Brien, and Anne Yeats. The exhibits were drawn from the Gallery's permanent collection as well as loans from public and private collections in Ireland.

Exhibition Catalogue:
The Watercolour Society of Ireland – A Celebratory Exhibition
© 2004 National Gallery of Ireland
Editors Anne Hodge and Niamh MacNally
Publication sponsored by The Australian premium Wine Collection
ISBN 1904288103