The National Gallery of Ireland, founded in 1854, is Ireland's major national cultural institution devoted to the care and collection of fine art. The Gallery houses an impressive collection of European art together with the world's most comprehensive survey of Irish art. The collection, which ranges in date from 1300 to the present day, comprises over 15,000 works including paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, icons, miniatures, objets d'art, furniture, books and archives. Incorporating the various schools and eras, and presented in a loose chronology, this guide offers illuminating commentaries on a broad range of the important and much-loved works within the collection. Also available: National Gallery of Ireland: Collection Highlights ISBN 9781785510007"