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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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picture, 'Portrait of a horse' (1852)

picture, 'Portrait of a horse' (1852)

TP Frennais - 'Portrait of a horse' (1852) portrait of a horse, ridden by hugh montgomery of ballydrsin in the chaerge of the light brigade at balac...

Figure Study of Reclining Man, 20 Feb. '08

Figure Study of Reclining Man, 20 Feb. '08

Figure Study of Reclining Male, 20 feb. 08...

Christ Androgyne (1943)

Christ Androgyne (1943)

This small carefully-painted canvas, given a precious appearance by the large frame around it, uses a Surrealist idiom to express Middleton’s deep une...

Landscape with Moose (1980)

Landscape with Moose (1980)

Arthur Boyd is one of a number of Australian artists who, on coming to Britain after the war, proved a major influence on the development of recent Br...

Boy with Dog

Boy with Dog

Born in Milan, Ceruti trained there and absorbed the north Italian interest in still-life painting associated with the work of Caravaggio. In northern...

Sketch No. 39

Sketch No. 39

Subject : Women gutting fish. The fishing industry was an important facet of life in Dungarvan and Roch captures the business-like manner in which the...

Mill Scene

Mill Scene

Joseph Paul, a native of Norwich, ran a faking factory in London for many years, producing copies of the work of John Crome, one of the major artists ...

plate

plate

Cream ground. Spider web pattern. Raised, blue and gilding. Raised blossom and branches....

View of Ulster

View of Ulster

In original frame...

View of the Ferry and Castle of Narrow Water (c.1771)

View of the Ferry and Castle of Narrow Water (c.1771)

This is one of a series of six oil paintings of the Carlingford area which Fisher published as engravings in 1772. (The whereabouts of the five other...

At The Close of a Summer's Day, Fanad, Co. Donegal (1995)

At The Close of a Summer's Day, Fanad, Co. Donegal (1995)

Robert Bottom, who comes from Cambridge, studied fine art at Canterbury College of Art and filmmaking at Newport, Gwent. Head of the art department at...

Dress

Dress

design : peach silk open robe, petticoat and buttoning compere trimmed with self frills and furbelows. condition : good....

Switzerland in Winter (The Monk) (1913)

Switzerland in Winter (The Monk) (1913)

This picture, showing a small ski party in the foreground and an immense mountain looming behind, was painted whilst on holiday at Wengen in 1913. The...

Untitled

Untitled

In original frame...

David Garnett 1892 - 1981 (1930)

David Garnett 1892 - 1981 (1930)

David Garnett (1892-1981), scientist, novelist and publisher, was closely associated with the Bloomsbury Group and appears with Vanessa Bell in Duncan...

Titanic (2002)

Titanic (2002)

Mixed media, oil, wax, lead. Panel support....

Shawlie; Two Female Figure Studies: Verso, Shawlie; Two Female Figure Studies (squared)

Shawlie; Two Female Figure Studies: Verso, Shawlie; Two Female Figure Studies (squared)

shawlie; two female figure studies (verso: shawlie; two female figure studies)...

Image in Relief (1961)

Image in Relief (1961)

Jaap Wagemaker was born in Haarlem, but spent most of his celebrated career in Amsterdam. He was greatly influenced by African art and also worked for...

Arkle and Pat Taaffe

Arkle and Pat Taaffe

production method :acrylic...

Axis and Intersect II

Axis and Intersect II

In original frame...

La Marché dans la Rue, Concarneau (c1925)

La Marché dans la Rue, Concarneau (c1925)

Raised in Belfast, Georgina Moutray Kyle studied art in Paris in the early 1880s and became involved in the local art world in 1888, when she began ex...

Mini Dress

Mini Dress

design : mini dress of brick red crepe with low scooped neckline, dropped waistline and pleated skirt, centre back fastens with a metal zip, there is ...

Axis and Intersect VI

Axis and Intersect VI

In original frame...

Female Figure Studies, 8 Nov. '10

Female Figure Studies, 8 Nov. '10

female figure studies, 8 nov - 10...

The Estuary of the Shannon (1935)

The Estuary of the Shannon (1935)

O Brien spent long periods in his native County Limerick, mostly on the family estate at Cahirmoyle, near Ardagh. The paintings he made there of his f...

The Patron, or the Festival of St Kevin at the Seven Churches, Glendalough (1813)

The Patron, or the Festival of St Kevin at the Seven Churches, Glendalough (1813)

This work shows the festivities surrounding the feast day of St Kevin, held annually on 3 June at Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, where Kevin had founded a ...

Study for Circe

Study for Circe

framed but not glazed...

Three Male Figure Studies

Three Male Figure Studies

Three Male Figure Studies...

Knockalla Hills, Donegal (1951)

Knockalla Hills, Donegal (1951)

Dan O'Neill, along with Colin Middleton, Gerard Dillon, George Campbell and others, was one of a younger generation of Ulster painters who came to the...

Earth and Sky

Earth and Sky

In original frame...

The Teme at Ludlow (1900)

The Teme at Ludlow (1900)

Wilson Steer taught painting at the Slade School from 1893 to 1930. Influenced at first by Whistler and the French Impressionists, he later found insp...

The Fairy Fountain (c1900 - 1)

The Fairy Fountain (c1900 - 1)

This piece, like 'The Philospher', shows Praeger at her best. As with the bulk of her work, the sculpture is sentimental in feeling. Plaster casts of ...

Two Male Figure Studies, 26 Aug. '08 : Verso, Reclining Male Figure Study

Two Male Figure Studies, 26 Aug. '08 : Verso, Reclining Male Figure Study

Two Male Figure Studies, 26 Aug. '08 : Verso, Reclining Male Figure Study...

Antrim Round Tower (1885)

Antrim Round Tower (1885)

Oil painting, framed. On back of stretcher is stuck a piece of paper on which is printed "Belfast Free Library. Art Loan Collection" and written "Miss...

Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger

production method :oil...

The Expulsion (After Massaccio)

The Expulsion (After Massaccio)

Based on Masaccio's painting of Adam and Eve. This couple are striding away from paradise, the male with a sword in his back, the female's belly evisc...

OhneTitel (1993)

OhneTitel (1993)

Wolfgang Troschke lives and works in Münster and Cologne, Germany. He is one of the best known artists of his generation working in the new Expression...

Henry Jones McCance, DL 1829-1900 (1896)

Henry Jones McCance, DL 1829-1900 (1896)

This was no 102 at the Society of Portrait Painters in 1896 (information received from Martin Hopkinson on 2nd March 2015 via email)...

Eleanor — the Black Frock

Eleanor — the Black Frock

Eleanor — the Black Frock...

Jacket, shorts and top

Jacket, shorts and top

Jacket, shorts and sleeveless top of brightly printed faille. Outfit comprising shorts, sleeveless top and jacket in bright red/blue/black/yellow pri...

Lock on the Lagan Canal (Newforge)

Lock on the Lagan Canal (Newforge)

Picture, Framed oil painting, Lock on the Lagan By Doris Blair. Plain oak frame. picture shows buildings and a seated figure in the foreground...

Male Figure Study: Verso, Four Studies of Men in Football/Rugby Kit

Male Figure Study: Verso, Four Studies of Men in Football/Rugby Kit

Male Figure Study: Verso, Four Studies of Men in Football/Rugby Kit...

Chance and Order 12 : Black (1973)

Chance and Order 12 : Black (1973)

Kenneth Martin and his wife Mary Martin (1907-69) were among the foremost English exponents of geometrical, systemic abstraction in painting and sculp...

Landscape with Figures

Landscape with Figures

Landscape with Figures, attributed to Richard Carver by Anne Crookshank and The Knight of Glin some thirty years ago, is an interesting amalgamation o...

plate

plate

design: all over flowers in u/g blue, red enamel and gilding possibly in Japanese taste....

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