Prints & Drawings

by Abigail Rieley, writer and journalist Hidden in the National Library’s collection of prints and drawings is the face of a murder victim. Maria Louisa Kirwan died exactly 160 years ago. She was killed by her husband on Ireland’s Eye, the barren little island that lies just off Howth in North County Dublin on September [...]

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by Giada Gelli, Collections Student Do you remember last year’s series of posts about the artistically talented Doyle family? We talked about John Doyle (the father) and his sons Richard, James and Henry and now it is the turn of Charles Altamont Doyle (1832-1892) whom, I have to confess, is my favourite of them all. [...]

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by Giada Gelli, Collections Student So where were we…? A few weeks ago we were talking about the book In Fairyland with illustrations by Richard Doyle (1824-1883). I clearly remember promising you to further investigate him and his family, do you? Let’s begin by saying that I am not the first person with an interest [...]

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