Volume XVII

Conor Lucey

Published to coincide with the landmark exhibition, 'Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840', which opened on St Patrick's Day at the Art Institute of Chicago. The journal reflects the exhibition's internationalist approach with articles specially selected to provide context for objects included in the exhibition. As well as its special thematic focus, this volume further departs from tradition by inviting the exhibition’s curators, Christopher Monkhouse and Leslie Fitzpatrick, to select and describe a favourite object from the display.

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  • 'The Irish harp: political symbolism and romantic revival, 1534-1854'

    Tom Dunne

  • "I have treated you as an artist": a letter from the Franco-English artist Phillipe de Loutherbourg to Jonathan Fisher

    William Laffan and Brendan Rooney

  • 'The post-Union cabinetmaking trade in Ireland, 1800-40: a time of transition'

    Angela Alexander

  • Curator's Choice, 'A Chinoiserie dish ring by Charles Townsend'

    Christopher Monkhouse

  • 'The visual worlds of the Edgeworth family: private sketches and literary illustrations'

    Rolf Loeber and Magda Loeber

  • 'The design and decoration of bespoke carriages in late eighteenth-century Dublin'

    Fiona Ahern

  • Curator's Choice, 'An eighteenth-century engagement book'

    Leslie Fitzpatrick

  • 'The representations of Ireland at long nineteenth-century expositions'

    Zoë Coleman

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Portrait of IGS founder Desmond Guinness
Desmond Guinness, founder of the Irish Georgian Society