Portraits and Prospects: British and Irish Drawings and Watercolours from the Collection of the Ulster Museum BelfastISBN: 0-900761-23-7;
"I am delighted to welcome this very fine exhibition of works from the Ulster Museum, Belfast, not only because it represents two centuries of distinguished artists from Britain and Ireland, but also because it is the outcome of several years of close collaboration between the Ulster Museum and the Smithsonian Institution's Travelling Exhibition Service. I have no doubt that in the course of its travels around the United States, it will bring much pleasure to those who see it. I hope that it will also encourage them to visit Northern Ireland so as to discover its cultural richness at first hand". Antony Acland There is an intimate and natural view of people and their environment that forms the character of British and Irish art of the 19th and early 20th centuries. This vision is most apparent in the medium of works on paper, such as those presented in this exhibition. The paintings and drawings reflect the discoveries of the natural world and...
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