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The vision of the Irish Georgian Society is to conserve, protect and foster an interest and a respect for Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts.

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'Print REbels' presents a collection of 140 historical and contemporary original prints that was first brought together at the Bankside Gallery, London in 2018 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder and first President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Francis Seymour Haden.
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South East Highlight Walking Tour Explore the architecture and evolution of this network of fabled Dublin Streets and their attached laneways, their vanished heritage and architectural ghosts; their surviving Victorian masterpieces and Art Deco treasures; plus the secrets of Molesworth street; from hidden...
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IGS Year of the Country House Garden From 23rd September to late November, the IGS is hosting two unique exhibitions in the City Assembly House: In Harmony with Nature: The Irish Country House Garden and Stepping Through the Gate: Inside Ireland's Walled Gardens.
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City Assembly House - a history: Built by the Society of Artists in the 1760s and '70s, the City Assembly House has since served as Dublin's City Hall, as the founding home of the Conservatory of Music, and as a museum. Today it is being restored as the new home of the Irish Georgian Society.

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City Assembly House wins 2019 RIAI Award for Adaptation and Re-use: Conservation - Marking the 30th year of its prestigious architecture awards, RIAI announced 23 Award Winners across 14 categories. The building architects were Consarc Design Group Ltd. Read more.

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23.07.2021

IGS Year of the Country House Garden

IGS Year of the Country House Garden

From 23rd September to late November, the IGS is hosting two unique exhibitions in the City Assembly House: In Harmony with Nature: The Irish Country House Garden and Stepping Through the Gate: Inside Ireland's Walled Gardens. Click here to learn more.

Tourin, County Waterford

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16.07.2021

IGS Year of the Country House Garden

IGS Year of the Country House Garden

From 23rd September to late November, the IGS is hosting two unique exhibitions in the City Assembly House: In Harmony with Nature: The Irish Country House Garden and Stepping Through the Gate: Inside Ireland's Walled Gardens. Click here to learn more.

Cappoquin House, County Waterford

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14.07.2021

'Print REbels' exhibition at the City Assembly House 9th July-27th August 2021

Almina - Gerald Leslie Brockhurst RA RE English , 1890-1978) 1924 | Etching | Trial Proof | Signed & with signature in reverse on the plate| Elected ARE & RE 1921 | Elected ARA 1928, RA 1937

Among the awards Brockhurst won as a student at the RA Schools was a travelling scholarship to Italy in 1913. Portraits from the Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Schools were amongst lifelong influences on his highly finished representational work, his delight in chiaroscuro and the capturing of the textural qualities of different fabrics. Echoes of Brockhurst’s idols: Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Piero della Francesca emerge in his etchings. This etching portrays the artist’s first wife, Anais, a Basque who was Brockhurst’s principal muse until he met his second wife, Dorette. This work was exhibited at the RA and RE in 1924.

The sheet of this particular impression bears three strokes penciled by the artist in the lower right hand corner though not visible when the print is framed. These formed a personal ranking system Brockhurst put in place for his etchings: one, two or three strokes would be placed on the impressions he considered to be particularly well printed. Three strokes were for the ones he thought the most exceptional.

Edward Twohig RE (Fellow)

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07.07.2021

'Print REbels' exhibition at the City Assembly House 9th July-27th August 2021

The Omval. Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669), 1645, printed in 2011 | Etching & Drypoint | Holl 209, H 210

If one looks closely one can see a courting couple in the bushes; the boy is crowning his maiden with a garland of flowers. In Rembrandt's time the Omval was a rural area at a bend in the River Amstel where residents of Amsterdam would often fo for a pleasant day out. On the extreme right is the dark mouth of a brick culvert. Sailing boats are moored near some houses. A group is being rowed across the Amstel in a boat with a canopy. The main feature of the etching, however, is a gnarled willow. In its shadow sits the hidden couple.

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