Ireland News

Masters and furnishings return to Russborough

Russborough and The Alfred Beit Foundation are delighted to announce that, after over 100 years, some of the British & European Masters and furnishings have returned to Russborough.

They may be viewed in the very rooms for which they were commissioned or purchased by the Earls of Milltown in the 18th & 19th centuries.

Some of these works have not been seen by the public in many years. In 1902 Lady Geraldine Milltown donated them to the National Gallery of Ireland. Included are works by 17th and 18th century Italian, French, Irish and British artists including Claude-Joseph Vernet, Agostino Masucci, Marcantonio Bassetti, Anthony Lee and Joshua Reynolds.  
CEO Eric Blatchford said “ Our thanks to the Director and staff of the National Gallery of Ireland for working with us on this exciting new presentation of the house”. Also, thanks to the Apollo Foundation, the Department of  Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural  and Gaeltacht affairs  for their help with the enormous amount of restoration undertaken in the house this winter. To Wicklow County Council & The Heritage Council for their continued support over the years, and to Tourism & Failte Ireland for their support and promotion of Russborough House & Parklands under Ireland’s Ancient East.