This exhibition commemorates the centenary of the introduction of the Third Home Rule Bill to the British Parliament. Although passed, Home Rule was never implemented due to the outbreak of World War I. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is marking this historic milestone with the exhibition, Revolutionary States: Home Rule and Modern Ireland, which explores the political and cultural context. The Gallery is uniquely placed to tell the visual story of this turbulent and complex period in Irish history.
The exhibition features over 70 paintings, sculptures and drawings, from both the collection of The Hugh Lane and from The Ulster Museum. Many of Ireland’s finest portrait painters are represented including William Orpen, John B. Yeats, John Lavery, Sarah Purser and Sarah Cecilia Harrison. Stunning images of Irish life and landscape by artists such as Jack B. Yeats, Grace Henry, Seán Keating and Paul Henry are also included. Auguste Rodin, Jacob Epstein and Antonio Mancini add an international dimension.
Revolutionary States: Home Rule and Modern Ireland is curated by Logan Sisley. A fully illustrated catalogue with essays by R.F. Foster, Michael Laffan, P.J. Matthews, Barbara Dawson, Margarita Cappock and Logan Sisley accompanies the exhibition and is available from the Gallery bookshop. There is also an extensive education programme running over the course of the exhibition. Entry to the exhibition is free.
Revolutionary States: Home Rule and Modern Ireland is supported by The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
Patrick Joseph Tuohy, Entry to Battle, c. 1919. Collection of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Sir William Orpen, Enough!, c. 1905 (top to bottom: Lord MacDonnell, William O’Brien, Michael Davitt, William Orpen) Collection Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Sarah Cecilia Harrison, Portrait of the Artist, 1900. Collection of Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Sir John Lavery, John E. Redmond, 1916. Collection Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
François -Aguste René Rodin, George Bernard Shaw, 1906. Collection of Dublin City Council, The Hugh Lane
Sir John Lavery, Sir Edward Carson, MP, 1916. Collection Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane