Irish Fine Art in the Early Modern Period


Jane Fellon, Ruth Kenny, Caroline Pegum, Brendan Rooney

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Published by Irish Academic Press                                                                           Hardback, 256 pages 

This richly illustrated book presents the latest research into Irish fine art from the 17th and 18th centuries. It is comprised of a rich selection of case studies into artistic practice that showcase the burgeoning nature of fine art media in Ireland, the quality of production, and the breadth of patronage. Investigating these signifiers of a ‘cultured’ lifestyle – their production, consumption, appreciation, display, and discourse – provides fascinating insights into the sensibility of Ireland’s minority-rule elites, and the practitioners it fostered.

About the Editors

Dr Jane Fenlon is the author/editor of several books and essays on the subject of seventeenth century Irish Art and Architecture, including The Ormonde Picture Collectionand Clanricard’s Castle (2012)Her most recent work includes essays in Art and Architecture in Ireland, Vol. II (2014)  and in the forthcoming Cambridge History of Ireland, Vol. II ( 2017).

Ruth Kenny is a freelance curator and art historian; she is currently curator of an exhibition on the Society of Artists for the Irish Georgian Society, and teaches at the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin.

Caroline Pegum is an historian of British and Irish art in the late Stuart period, and is currently researching a catalogue raisonné of the Irish-born portraitist Charles Jervas (1669–1739) for publication by the Walpole Society.

Dr Brendan Rooney is Curator of Irish Art at the National Gallery of Ireland, and author/editor of numerous works on Irish art, including Thomas Roberts: Landscape and Patronage in Eighteenth-century Ireland (2009) and Creating History. Stories of Ireland in Art (2016).