An exhibition of watercolours by Rose Barton of turn of the century Dublin is held in Cork.
The work of Tipperary born Rose Maynard Barton (1856-1929) goes on display at the Crawford Municipal Art Gallery in Cork. The artist is known for her watercolour landscapes.
It's an exhibition of paintings primarily about Dublin and that's the one city where they won't be seen.
The display was offered to both the National and Municipal galleries in Dublin but neither could accommodate the exhibition. Folloing the Cork showcase the paintings will be seen in London, Belfast and Kilkenny.
This retrospective exhibition came about after Christies representative in Ireland Desmond FitzGerald, the Knight of Glynn, arranged the sale of one of Rose Barton's paintings. A conversation with Cork gallery curator Peter Murray led to a twelve month search for the seventy six paintings which now make up the exhibition.
Those in the art world describe the location of the exhibition in Cork as that city's gain.
An RTÉ News report by Tom McSweeney broadcast on 8 January 1987.