Gainsborough drawings on display in Dublin

by Amy Rohu
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The Gainsborough drawings are on display for first time in Ireland in a new Dublin exhibition, writes Amy Rohu.

The exhibition has opened at the National Gallery of Ireland where twenty-five landscape drawings from the Royal Collection recently attributed to English artist Thomas Gainsborough have gone on display for the first time in Ireland.

Produced in the late 1740s when Gainsborough was in his early twenties, the drawings offer an intimate glimpse into the early career of this master of portraiture and landscape. The re-discovered Gainsborough drawings were previously believed to be by the painter Sir Edwin Landseer, having been acquired by Queen Victoria from his studio in 1874.

The exhibition is open now and will run until June 12. For more information visit nationalgallery.ie.

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