Drop by for a look at lunchtime.
A significant new artwork bought for the National Collection by Crawford Art Gallery arrived on Leeside on Saturday and goes on public display today.
The Window, painted by Seán Keating in 1924, was acquired by Crawford Art Gallery at auction from a private seller with support from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
It is a valuable addition to the Crawford Collection from a historically important Irish painter and will now delight the public for generations to come.
Speaking at the official unveiling, Tánaiste Micheál Martin said the artist, Keating has been “pivotal” in capturing the difficult journey taken to achieve the Irish State.
“This painting was first shown in 1924 at the Aonach Tailteann – the sporting and cultural festival held to showcase the strengths of a new nation drawing on its proud history, culture, and traditions. So, as we approach the end of the Decade of Centenaries, it is fitting that the Crawford Art Gallery can put this wonderful artwork on public display,” he added.
The Window will go on public display at Crawford Art Gallery today, Monday, November 13th.
Photo: Sisters Grace and Olivia Fenton at The Unveiling of Crawford Art Gallery’s latest acquisition for the national collection, The Window by the Irish artist Seán Keating (1889-1977). Picture: Clare Keogh