Dáil Éireann - Volume 408 - 21 May, 1991

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - National Gallery Acquisitions.

1. Mr. Bell asked the Taoiseach if he will outline the amount spent by the National Gallery in acquiring items for their collections for each year between 1986 and 1990; the type of works so acquired; the amount provided for acquisitions in 1991; whether any gratis donations have been made in the period 1986 to 1991; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

The Taoiseach: The amount spent by the National Gallery in acquiring works for their collections in each year between 1986 and 1990 inclusive, together with a description of those works, is detailed in the schedule which I propose to circulate in the Official Report.

I am also circulating details of the gratis donations which have been made to the National Gallery in the same period.

The amount provided for acquisitions in 1991 is £116,000.

[1547][1548]Year

Acquisition

Artist

Price

1986

December

Padraic Colum (Oil)

Estella Solomons

£1,000.00

October

Market Day, Finistere (Oils)

Henry Jones Thaddeus

£65,000.00

July

Ruined Castle, Daylight (W/C)

Charlotte Viscountess

Ruined Castle, Moonlight (W/C)

Doneraile

£95.62

(the pair)

December

View of Waterford, East

Thomas S. Roberts

£2,250.00

View of Lismore Castle

View of Waterford, West

View of Dunbrody Abbey

View of Carrick Castle

View of Waterford Harbour

View of Blackrock Castle

View of Blarney Castle

View of Lower Glanmire

View of Cork

View of Eden Vale

View of Dromona (All prints)

April

Ladore Waterfall (Pencil)

John Henry Campbell

£475.00

July

Miss Katherine Tynan (Oil)

Robert Mannix

£575.00

October

Eamon de Valera (Crayon)

Ivan Opffer

£50.00

G.B. Shaw (Crayon)

£50.00

Edward Carson (Crayon)

£50.00

Oliver St. John Gogarty (Crayon)

£50.00

Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart (Crayon)

£50.00

Edward Chichester (Crayon)

£50.00

W.B. Yeats (Print)

£20.00

James Stephens (Print)

£50.00

October

Mrs. Edward Gibson (Plaster)

Edward Gibson

£80.00

Self-Portrait (Plaster)

(the pair)

£69,845.62

1987

November

Ceder Tree (Oil)

F. Bindon Burton

£1,500.00

Arab Horseman and Footsoldier (W/C)

Clifden House, Corofin (W/C)

Beggar Woman (W/C)

Major Charles Burton (W/C)

Adoration of the Shepherds (W/C)

Highland Shepherd Boy (W/C)

Chair Design (W/C)

The Virgin with Angels (W/C)

Meeting on the Turret Stairs (W/C)

Aran Fisherman's Drowned Child (W/C)

— preparatory sketch

Head of Faust (W/C)

Hippocrates (Part of folio, W/C)

Pine Stump (W/C)

R.N. Burton: Biblical Head (W/C)

Irish School: F.W. Burton (Plaster)

July

Interior of a Sitting Room with Guillamore O'Grady (Oil)

Henry Robertson Craig

£3,500.00

June

Cardinal John Henry Newman (Oil)

David Woodlock

£637.50

[1549][1550]November

Interior of St. Barthomomew's Church,

Emily F.H. Barney

£140.00

Clyde Road, Dublin (W/C)

June

Self-Portrait (W/C)

Helena J. Maguire

£595.00

May

The Song of the Mad Prince (Glass)

Harry Clarke

£7,500.00

May

Rustic Scene (Print)

Francis S. Walker

£250.00

May

Archival Material

Letters, Papers, Periodicals etc., (Miscellaneous)

£500.00

June

Archival Material

£1,900.00

June

Rose Dorothy Brooke (Oil)

Eva Henrietta Hamilton

£1,806.25

£18,328.75

1988

February

A House and Garden (Pencil)

J.M. Kavanagh

£1,500.00

A Market Place (Pencil)

An Elderly Lady Making Lace (Pencil)

February

Adoration of the Magi (Oil)

Pieter Coecke

£50,000.000

June

Portrait of Sir John Rogerson (Oil)

Stephen Slaughter

£17,427.68

June

Portrait Drawings (Crayon)

Thomas Ryan

£580.00

October

Middle Eastern Landscape (W/C)

Andrew Nicholl

£2,290.00

November

May (bronze)

William Leech

7,350.00

£79,147.68

1989

February

In the National Gallery (Oil)

Richard Moynan

£30,000

£30,000

1990

May

Sir Alfred Beit (Bronze)

Marjorie Fitzgibbon

£12,000.00

Lady Beit (Bronze)

February

Winter (Marble)

John Henry Foley

£35,000.00

June

Fishing Boats in Port Oriel (Oil)

Maurice Mac Gonigal

£16,476.00

June

Self-Portrait (Oil)

Harry Robertson Craig

£695.00

December

Victor Waddington (Oil)

Cecil Galbally

£5,000.00

December

Self-Portrait (Oil)

Henry Tresham

£2,500.00

December

J.B. Yeats (Bronze)

Laurence Campbell

£5,850.00

December

Three period frames (Wood) — these frames will be used to enhance the Troppa, Jervas and the Sassoferrato paintings in the collection

£6,023.77

£83,544.77

[1551] [1552] GRATIS DONATIONS

Year

Title or Description

Artist

Donor

1986

February

A Young Lady (Oil)

Stephen Catterson Smith

Mr. and Mrs. R. McDonnell

February

Abbe Noel Antoine Pluche (Print)

Nicholas Blakey

Mr. David Alexander

July

St. Mary Stratford-le-Bow (Oil) Killiney Bay

Francis S. Walker Francis S. Walker

Ms. Norah Delany Ms. Norah Delany

December

Conversation Piece

Andrew T. Festing

Lennox Laboratories

December

Vale of Beddglert (W/C)

James O'Brien

Prof. G.F. Mitchell

1987

The Gift of Sir Alfred and Lady Beit

The Cottage Girl

Thomas Gainsborough

Dona Antonia Zarate

Francisco de Goya

The Lute Player

Frans Hals

A Wooded Landscape

Meindert Hobbema

A Man Writing a Letter

Gabriel Metsu

A Woman Reading a Letter

Gabriel Metsu

Six canvases telling the story of the Prodigal Son

Bartolome Murillo

Sir John and Lady Clerk

Henry Raeburn

Castle Bentheim

Jacob van Ruisdael

The Marriage Feast at Cana

Jan Steen

Kitchen Maid with the Supper at Emmaus

Diego Velazquez

A Lady Writing a Letter

Johannes Vermeer

1987

The Marie MacNeill Sweeney Bequest

James Joyce (Oil)

Francis Spencer Budgen

Maire MacNeill Sweeney (Oil)

Barrie Cooke

Two Fowlers (Oil)

Barrie Cooke

West of Ireland landscape (Oil)

Gerard Dillon

Pierrot (Oil)

Juan Gris

Still-life with mandolin (Oil)

Pablo Picasso

The Limerick Hell Fire Club (Oil)

James Worsdale

The Singing Horseman (Oil)

Jack B. Yeats

Man at a table (drawing)

Alberto Giacometti

Christ among the Doctors (W/C)

Evie Hone

Tiergarten (Drawing)

Paul Klee

Seated woman (Drawing)

Amadeo Modigliani

Eoin Mac Neill (Drawing)

Sean O'Sullivan

Self-Portrait (Drawing)

John Butler Yeats

Gift of Mrs. Sheila Beere

May

Studies for a gold fibula (Ink)

Frederic W. Burton

Design for gold fibula (W/C)

"

Folio of ten studies (Mixed)

,,

Study for Faust (W/C)

,,

Template for Fibula (Oak)

,,

Pensioner (Print)

,,

Cross (Print)

,,

The Satrap (Print)

,,

Charles James Fox (Print)

James Gillray

[1553][1554]May

Two Lovers in a Landscape

Thomas Bridford

Henry P. McIlhenny

April

George Furlong

Francis Kelly

Rex Britcher

1988

April

Arland Ussher (Bronze)

Irene Broe

Mr. Joseph Keith

June

Portrait of a Boy (Oil)

Jeremiah Barrett

Mr. John Chambers

October

Arthur Rose Vincent (Charcoal)

John Singer Sargent

A.R. Vincent

December

Claude Sketching (Oil)

Daniel Maclise

Mrs. M.I. Shiell

December

Bequest of Mrs. Sarita Catherine Williamine Davies

Sir Richard Robinson (Oil)

Robert Home

Sir Michael Smith (Oil)

,,

Sir William Cusack-Smith (Oil)

,,

Sir Michael Smith (Oil)

,,

Mary Anne Cusack (Oil)

,,

Mary Anne Cusack (Oil)

,,

Angelina Smith (Oil)

,,

Sir William Cusack-Smith (Oil)

Hugh Douglas Hamilton

Sir Michael Smith (Oil)

Sir T. Berry Cusack-Smith (Oil)

C.D. Williams

Sir T. Berry Cusack-Smith

(Drawing)

Joseph D. Strong

Sir William Cusack-Smith (Drawing)

C.P. Farm

Sir William Cusack-Smith with his son (Silhouette)

A.C.F. Augustin

T. Berry Cusack-Smith (Oil)

English School

December

Procession de la Ligue (Oil)

Francois Bunel

Mrs. Serge Philipson

1989

April

Five Portrait Miniatures

Anonymous Artists

Dr. Silver Deane Oliver

June

Seamus O'Sullivan (Pencil)

Sean O'Sullivan

Mr. John Chambers

June

Day Book

Sir William Orpen

Mrs. Kitt Casey

1990

October

Cartoon for stained glass window

A.E. Child

Keith Dungan

October

Pool along the Liffey (W/C)

Gift of the artist

Richard Kingston

July

Archival material (letters etc.)

Patrick Tuohy

Mr. Malachy Tuohy

March

Mrs. Gwladys McCabe (Oil)

Leo Whelan

Mrs. Adrienne O'Donnell

May

Two Lovers in a Landscape

Thomas Bridford

Henry P. McIlhenny

April

George Furlong

Francis Kelly

Rex Britcher

1988

April

Arland Ussher (Bronze)

Irene Broe

Mr. Joseph Keith

June

Portrait of a Boy (Oil)

Jeremiah Barrett

Mr. John Chambers

October

Arthur Rose Vincent (Charcoal)

John Singer Sargent

A.R. Vincent

December

Claude Sketching (Oil)

Daniel Maclise

Mrs. M.I. Shiell

December

Bequest of Mrs. Sarita Catherine Williamine Davies

Sir Richard Robinson (Oil)

Robert Home

Sir Michael Smith (Oil)

,,

Sir William Cusack-Smith (Oil)

,,

Sir Michael Smith (Oil)

,,

Mary Anne Cusack (Oil)

,,

Mary Anne Cusack (Oil)

,,

Angelina Smith (Oil)

,,

Sir William Cusack-Smith (Oil)

Hugh Douglas Hamilton

Sir Michael Smith (Oil)

Sir T. Berry Cusack-Smith (Oil)

C.D. Williams

Sir T. Berry Cusack-Smith

(Drawing)

Joseph D. Strong

Sir William Cusack-Smith

C.P. Farm

(Drawing)

Sir William Cusack-Smith with his son

A.C.F. Augustin

(Silhouette)

T. Berry Cusack-Smith (Oil)

English School

December

Procession de la Ligue (Oil)

Francois Bunel

Mrs. Serge Philipson

1989

April

Five Portrait Miniatures

Anonymous Artists

Dr. Silver Deane Oliver

June

Seamus O'Sullivan (Pencil)

Sean O'Sullivan

Mr. John Chambers

June

Day Book

Sir William Orpen

Mrs. Kitt Casey

1990

October

Cartoon for stained glass window

A.E. Child

Keith Dungan

October

Pool along the Liffey (W/C)

Gift of the artist

Richard Kingston

July

Archival material (letters etc.)

Patrick Tuohy

Mr. Malachy Tuohy

March

Mrs. Gwladys McCabe (Oil)

Leo Whelan

Mrs. Adrienne O'Donnell