Prints, Drawings and Artefacts
A collection of c.8,600 antiquarian sketches and drawings covering the period between the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries. The drawings - mainly watercolours and sketches in ink or pencil - range from the depiction of Irish landscapes to places and objects of archaeological and architectural interest.
Drawings of chimney-pieces created by George and Hill Darley in the course of their work as stone-cutters in Dublin between c. 1757-1813. These drawings are considered to be one of the most extensive collections of original late eighteenth-century designs for chimney-pieces in Britain or Ireland.
The Senate Casket was commissioned in 1924 by historian and senator, Alice Stopford Green, 1847-1929, as a gift to the first Senate of the Irish Free State. Stopford Green intended that the Casket should hold a vellum roll containing the signature of every member of the first Irish Seanad
Collection of busts of Roman emperors and others from the originals in the Capitoline Museum, by Simon Vierpyl.