Pressure Mounts on London to Return Works to Dublin

January 9th, 2016

Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s The Umbrellas, via The GuardianPressure from Dublin continues to mount on London to return works from the collection of Sir Hugh Lane, works which were intended to go to the Irish nation, but which were held after his death in the National Gallery.  “I think it is important that the political representatives of the city of Dublin indicate that they believe the paintings should be returned to their rightful home,” says Fianna Fail councillor Jim O’Callaghan.  “Once the current agreement is up I think the fairest arrangement would be for the paintings to be returned to their proper home.”

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