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National Museums NI’s art collections include fine and applied art (decorative art) of national and international significance. 

We hold more than 15,000 historical and contemporary artworks. This includes painting, sculpture, works on paper, glass, ceramics, silver and metalwork, jewellery, furniture, costume, and textiles.

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Rhoda opening the door to St Peter

Rhoda opening the door to St Peter

Stained glass panel in wooden frame with stand...

plates

plates

decoration: white ground, pair pheasants, foliage, 3 insects painted on each. Scroll moulded, rim in gold, pink and pale blue. Pheasants on one stand ...

Plates

Plates

Two plates, shallow, press moulded with attached rims and three stud feet. Patterns pressed into surfaces and covered all over with blue glazes and pi...

Cows under Trees

Cows under Trees

Large trees and cows resting beneath them....

BOWL; Ceramic bowl

BOWL; Ceramic bowl

Cream body. Body, nautilus shell, feet, whelks. Green edging...

cup and saucer

cup and saucer

Ivory ground. Leaves and grasses, blue-green. Raised and overglaze colouring. Handle divides at top. Gilding....

Spring in Autumn (1967)

Spring in Autumn (1967)

This was one of Hitchens's favourite paintings. It was painted out of doors at his home in West Sussex, stimulated by the landscape there. It was one ...

Portrait of George Russell ('AE') 1867 - 1935 (1929)

Portrait of George Russell ('AE') 1867 - 1935 (1929)

Described by Crookshank and Glin (Ireland’s Painters, p.299) as one of the great portraits of the first half of the twentieth century, this painting o...

Two Male Figure Studies; Male Head Study: Verso, Study of Man’s Feet; ‘Pitfall’

Two Male Figure Studies; Male Head Study: Verso, Study of Man’s Feet; ‘Pitfall’

Two Male Figure Studies; Male Head Study: Verso, Study of Man’s Feet; ‘Pitfall’...

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