25 Oct-14 Jan. The National Gallery of Ireland offers a comprehensive overview of the work of Irish-born artist Frederic William Burton (1816-1900) who is best known for his highly-finished 1864 watercolour Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs.
The work, a focal point of the show, was voted "Ireland's favourite painting" following a competition by the state broadcaster RTÉ in 2012. The exhibition reflects on Burton's successful career as a Victorian watercolourist, who mingled with the Pre-Raphaelite circle, as well as examining his tenure as director of London's National Gallery.
The show comprises over 70 of Burton's works, displayed alongside pieces by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rosetti, Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Maddox Brown, Daniel Maclise and William Mulready.
Mon-Sat 09.30-17.30 Thurs 09.30-20.30 Sun. 12.00-17.30