A rare chance to view famed watercolours

A rare chance to view famed watercolours

THIS year the annual January exhibition of Turner watercolours at the National Gallery of Ireland is being complemented by works from over 20 artists inspired by the master.

All the works in the show, by artists like Anthony Copley Fielding, William Leech, Evie Hone, Paul Cezanne and John Singer Sargent, are from the gallery’s own collection.

Many of the watercolours have not been seen for years.

Recent acquisitions by Basil Blackshaw and Kyffin Williams are included.

In 1900 the gallery received a bequest of 31 watercolours and drawings by Turner from the English collector Henry Vaughan.

He stipulated that they be exhibited every year, free of charge, in the month of January when natural light is at its weakest.

The collection remains in pristine condition.

The image displayed here is A Rain Shower in the Scottish Highlands by Anthony Copley Fielding (1787-1855).

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