Painting and sculpture

The National Gallery houses an impressive range of masterpieces by artists from the major European schools of art whilst also featuring the world's most comprehensive collection of Irish art. Among the numerous much-loved Irish works are The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife by Maclise and The Meeting on the Turret Stairs by Burton. Other celebrated Irish artists include Hone, Barry, Hamilton, Osborne, O’Conor, Orpen, Leech and Henry.

European highlights include Spanish works by Velázquez, Murillo and Goya; Italian masterpieces by Titian, Caravaggio and Guercino; French paintings by Poussin, Chardin and Bonnard; works by eminent British artists including Hogarth, Gainsborough and Reynolds; and Dutch masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh.

Antonio Canova (1757-1822), 'Amorino', 1789-1791. © National Gallery of Ireland