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Lavery. On Location

Lavery. On Location

7 October 2023

Richard Green delighted to lend Lavery to the National Gallery of Ireland


Richard Green is delighted to be lending, A southern sea, 1910, by Sir John Lavery to a major exhibition on the artist’s work entitled, Lavery. On Location, opening on 7th October at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, in collaboration with National Museums NI and National Galleries of Scotland. 

Sir John Lavery was an internationally renowned Irish painter at the turn of the 20th century, and the only Irishman to receive the Freedom of both Dublin and Belfast in the inter-war period, in a divided Ireland. This major exhibition will focus on the artist’s impressions of the people and locations that he encountered during a life filled with travel, allowing visitors to take a fresh look at the work of this highly respected painter.

Lavery never travelled for business or pleasure without his painting kit, and this exhibition will explore some of the key destinations depicted in his art, from Scotland to Palm Springs. Paintings such as The Bridge at Grez have become the essential images of their times. There are also studies from Switzerland, Spain, Ireland and Italy, and depictions of cities from Glasgow to London, Venice, Cannes and New York. Such was the richness and variety of Lavery’s work that Winston Churchill was led to conclude that his artistic mentor, was a ‘plein-airiste if ever there was one’.

The exhibition’s curator, Professor Kenneth McConkey, has written about both paintings by Lavery currently owned by the gallery, which you can read online here.  

You can see Lavery’s The beach Deauville, morning, 1926 at 147 New Bond Street.


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