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Irish painters

Sir John Lavery, Under The Cherry Tree BELUM.U67The strength of the Irish collections lies not just in their scope but their depth. Many artists such as Sir John Lavery, Roderic O'Conor, Paul Henry, William Scott, Colin Middleton, Basil Blackshaw, Louis le Brocquy, and Mainie Jellett, to give a few examples, are represented by work of every stage of their career.

The most important work of this period is Lavery's Under the Cherry Tree, 1884. The Belfast-born Lavery gave our collection more than thirty of his paintings in 1929, spanning the range of his work from landscape to portrait studies.

Image: Sir John Lavery (1856-1941), Under the Cherry Tree (1884). Copyright Estate of Sir John Lavery/Felix Rosenstiel's Widow & Son Limited. BELUM. U67. Click to enlarge.

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