National Gallery of Ireland

Hughie O'Donoghue: Original Sins (12 March - 19 June 2022)

March 10 2022

Hughie O'Donoghue: Original Sins is one of several events at the National Gallery of Ireland marking the Decade of Centenaries. Addressing memory, history and questions of identity, the series of six large paintings by one of the leading painters of his generation features a number of historical figures. The characters – three Irish and three British – are Irish saint Deirbhile and Anglo-Saxon King Wuffa, Aoife McMurrough and William the Conqueror, and revolutionaries Michael Collins and Emily Davison. The series will be on view in the Gallery’s Shaw Room – for which it was painted – under the gaze of Daniel Maclise’s monumental The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife, which inspired it.

Hughie O'Donoghue: Original Sins continues at the National Gallery of Ireland until 19 June 2022. Visit the National Gallery of Ireland website for more information

© National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. Photographer: Chris O'Toole.