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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...

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...

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