The Gazing Eye
Portraiture has long been used to show the power, prestige, beauty, wealth, taste or other qualities of the sitter through the eye of the artist. Some these qualities are explored in this exhibitions of portraits drawn from the Gallery’s own permanent collection.
James Fitzgerald, The Don, 1919, etching on paper, Aigantighe Art Gallery Collection 1983.63
Unknown (after Alexander Nasmyth), Portrait of Robert Burns, c.1815, oil on canvas, Aigantighe Art Gallery Collection 1983.63
Albert Rae, The Dancer, c.1929, oil on canvas, Aigantighe Art Gallery Collection 1956.53
Johnstone, O’Shannessy & Co, Portrait of Helen Grant, c.1878, photograph, Aigantighe Art Gallery Collection 1998.37
Petrus Van der Velden, Girl with Candle, c.1892, oil on canvas, Aigantighe Art Gallery Collection 1956.62
Zheng (after Cao Ba), Portrait of Kuan Kung, 1936, silk scroll, Aigantighe Art Gallery Collection 1973.2