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Views of Dublin: original watercolours by George Petrie, MRIA, 1790-1866

To mark the 150th anniversary of the death of George Petrie, MRIA, the library curated an exhibition showcasing the Academy Library’s collection of framed original views of Dublin, which were presented to the Library by the Marquess of Kildare in 1866. Also displayed were several engravings of Petrie’s drawings of Dublin and its environs, which featured in several nineteenth-century travel guidebooks to Ireland, held in the Library’s collections. The original exhibition ran from 19 January – 15 February, 2016.

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