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Hugh Lane - Founder of a Gallery of Modern Art for Ireland

Hugh Lane - Founder of a Gallery of Modern Art for Ireland

Edited by Barbara Dawson

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Sir Hugh Percy Lane (9 November 1875 – 7 May 1915) is best known for establishing Dublin’s Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, the first known public gallery of modern art in the world, and for his remarkable contribution to the visual arts in Ireland, including the Lane Bequest.

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This publication celebrates the pioneering achievement of Hugh Lane in founding a gallery of modern art, one of the world's first, in Dublin, a century ago. Lane was a Cork-born, London-based art dealer who was among the first to collect French Impressionist paintings. His ambition to establish a gallery of modern art, now Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, was realised in 1908 with an astonishing collection of Irish, British and Continental work gathered by him and his supporters.

Many of the world-renowned treasures collected by Lane are illustrated, including all of his contested 39 Continental paintings, providing an insight into the man and his age. Impressionist masterpieces by Manet, Renoir, Monet and Morisot are reunited with Lane's modern collection for the first time since they were removed from Dublin to London in 1913. Distinguished essayists explore the importance of Lane's legacy.

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Author Edited by Barbara Dawson
Publisher Hugh Lane Gallery
Publication date 16 Dec 2008
Format Hardback
ISBN/EAN 9781857595758

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