Dublin Divided: September 1913 marks the centenary of the Dublin Lockout. Against the backdrop of bitter conflict between the workers led by James Larkin and Dublin's capitalist establishment represented by the leading business magnate, William Martin Murphy, the debate raged regarding building a permanent gallery to house the art collection presented to the city by Hugh Lane and hiss supporters in 1908.

The worker's leader, James Larkin, sought the cultural as well as economic and social liberation of the manual labourer. He supported Lane's project, and declared that William Martin Murphy, for his opposition to the Gallery, would be condemned to keep an art gallery in Hell.

This collection contains portraits of key individuals active in the Lockout as well as works by the artists involved in the dispute, including William Orpen and George Russell. The exhibition provides a rich resource of evocative images of life in Dublin in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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ISBN/EAN 9781901702439
Author Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Publisher Hugh Lane Gallery
Publication date 25 Sep 2013
Format Paperback
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Dublin Divided: September 1913

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

This illustrated catalogue from the Hugh Lane Gallery includes essays by Padraig Yeates, Margarita Cappock and Helen Carey.

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