Home to some of the most beautiful period frames in Ireland, and located in the centre of Dublin, The National Gallery of Ireland opened its doors to the public in 1864. The Gallery currently has an extensive collection of Irish paintings, but is also known for its Dutch master paintings and its Italian Baroque.
In 2002 the gallery extended and opened the Millennium Wing. It was designed by British architects Benson & Forsyth and has given the gallery a more modern look whilst creating more space.
All the art work displayed here is presented to the highest quality using period frames that not only bring the art work to life but are in keeping with its style and decade, there really is some beautiful pieces of art and framework on display. Some highlights displayed at this gallery are as follows:
- Portrait of Prince Alessandro Farnese
- The Elf Hill
- The Meeting On The Turret Stairs
- A Ship Against The Mewstone
- The Taking Of Christ
- Still Life With A Mandolin
- The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife