Painting Dublin, 1886-1949

Visualising a changing city

By Kathryn Milligan

Painting Dublin, 1886-1949
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  • ISBN: 9781526144102
  • Publish Date: Dec 2020
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • Publish Date: Oct 2021
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    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4412-6
    • Published Date: December 2020


    Delving into a hitherto unexplored aspect of Irish art history, Painting Dublin, 1886-1949 examines the depiction of Dublin by artists from the late-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Artists' representations of the city have long been markers of civic pride and identity, yet in Ireland such artworks have been overlooked in favour of the rural and pastoral. Framed by the shift from city of empire to capital of an independent republic, this book examines artworks by Walter Osborne, Rose Barton, Jack B. Yeats, Harry Kernoff, Estella Solomons and Flora Mitchell, encompassing a variety of urban views and artistic themes. While Dublin is already renowned for its representation in literature, this book will demonstrate the many attractions it held for Ireland's artists, offering a vivid visualisation of the city's streets and inhabitants at a crucial time in its history.


    'A rich - and enriching - volume, informed by an obvious love of the city.'
    Sunday Times Culture

    At heart an academic text ... Painting Dublin is also a good read due to Milligan's engaging style and passion for her subject.'
    Irish Times

    Honorable Mention in the ACIS Michael J Durkan Prize for Books on Language and Culture


    Introduction: Painting Dublin, from Empire to Republic, 1886-1949
    1 Poverty, parks and painting
    2 Fog, gas and the picturesque
    3 Dockers, swimmers and dancers
    4 Radicals, workers and drinkers
    5 Glamourous, old and vanishing Dublin


    Kathryn Milligan is an art historian specialising in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish art

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