Russborough House, Ireland Photos

Russborough House noted for its Palladian wings (1741-55) was built for Joseph Leeson, 1st Earl of Milltown by architect Richard Castle. The home was restored by Sir Alfred & Lady Beit as their art gallery which they donated to the nation.

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Russborough House with Palladian wings built for Joseph Leeson, 1st Earl of Milltown. Ireland.Palladian architecture of Russborough House restored as home of Sir Alfred & Lady Beit as their art gallery. Ireland.Entrance stairs of Russborough House. Ireland.Exterior gallery with sculpture collection at Russborough House. Ireland.
Russborough House with Palladian wings (1741-55) built for Joseph Leeson, 1st Earl of Milltown. Ireland. Architect: Richard Castle.Palladian architecture of Russborough House restored as home of Sir Alfred & Lady Beit as their art gallery. Ireland.Entrance stairs of Russborough House. Ireland.Exterior gallery with sculpture collection at Russborough House. Ireland.
Sculpture at Russborough House. Ireland.Russborough House. Ireland.Russborough House. Ireland.Garden archway at Russborough House. Ireland.
Sculpture at Russborough House. Ireland.Russborough House. Ireland.Russborough House. Ireland.Garden archway at Russborough House. Ireland.
Archway cupola with wind vane & sundial at Russborough House. Ireland.Countryside view from Russborough House. Ireland.Countryside view from Russborough House. Ireland.Modern sculpture garden at Russborough House. Ireland.
Archway cupola with wind vane & sundial at Russborough House. Ireland.Countryside view from Russborough House. Ireland.Countryside view from Russborough House. Ireland.Modern sculpture garden at Russborough House. Ireland.
Maze & playground at Russborough House. Ireland.OPW sign at Russborough House. Ireland.Mad Hatter tea party display for special event at Russborough House. Ireland.Carrousels for special event at Russborough House. Ireland.
Maze & playground at Russborough House. Ireland.OPW sign at Russborough House. Ireland.Mad Hatter tea party display for special event at Russborough House. Ireland.Carrousels for special event at Russborough House. Ireland.
Dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.Dining room fireplace at Russborough House. Ireland.Dining room table service at Russborough House. Ireland.Grey marble fireplace prob. by Richard Castle in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.Dining room fireplace at Russborough House. Ireland.Dining room table service at Russborough House. Ireland.Grey marble fireplace prob. by Richard Castle in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Dining room silver & glassware at Russborough House. Ireland.Dining room silver serving dish at Russborough House. Ireland.Dining room place setting with Sevres plates at Russborough House. Ireland.Condiment silver dish in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Dining room silver & glassware at Russborough House. Ireland.Dining room silver serving dish at Russborough House. Ireland.Dining room place setting with Sevres plates at Russborough House. Ireland.Condiment silver dish in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Dining room chair at Russborough House. Ireland.Dining room chair at Russborough House. Ireland.French tapestry in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.Dining room side table supported by eagle at Russborough House. Ireland.
Dining room chair at Russborough House. Ireland.Dining room chair at Russborough House. Ireland.French tapestry in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.Dining room side table supported by eagle at Russborough House. Ireland.
Portrait of Mrs. Laura Beit by Graf Leopold von Kalkreuth in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.Antique mirror in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.Decorated baroque stucco ceiling prob. by plasterer known as St. Peter's Stuccodore in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.Detail of decorated baroque stucco ceiling prob. by plasterer known as St. Peter's Stuccodore in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Portrait of Mrs. Laura Beit by Graf Leopold von Kalkreuth in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.Antique mirror in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.Decorated baroque stucco ceiling prob. by plasterer known as St. Peter's Stuccodore in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.Detail of decorated baroque stucco ceiling prob. by plasterer known as St. Peter's Stuccodore in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Detail of decorated baroque stucco ceiling prob. by plasterer known as St. Peter's Stuccodore in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.Black Kilkenny marble fireplace below Blackbuck painting in entrance hall by Richard Castle at Russborough House. Ireland.Indian Blackbuck with Pointers & Still Life painting 1745 by Jean Baptiste Oudry at Russborough House. Ireland.Bust of turbaned moor in round niche above door in entrance hall at Russborough House. Ireland.
Detail of decorated baroque stucco ceiling prob. by plasterer known as St. Peter's Stuccodore in dining room at Russborough House. Ireland.Black Kilkenny marble fireplace below Blackbuck painting in entrance hall by Richard Castle at Russborough House. Ireland.Indian Blackbuck with Pointers & Still Life painting 1745 by Jean Baptiste Oudry at Russborough House. Ireland.Bust of turbaned moor in round niche above door in entrance hall at Russborough House. Ireland.
Bust of Caesar Augustus in round niche above door in entrance hall at Russborough House. Ireland.Bust of Roman emperor Trajan in round niche above door in entrance hall at Russborough House. Ireland.Sea scene painting by Alessandro Magnasco at Russborough House. Ireland.Sea scene painting by Alessandro Magnasco at Russborough House. Ireland.
Bust of Caesar Augustus in round niche above door in entrance hall at Russborough House. Ireland.Bust of Roman emperor Trajan in round niche above door in entrance hall at Russborough House. Ireland.Sea scene painting (c early 1700s) by Alessandro Magnasco at Russborough House. Ireland.Sea scene painting (c early 1700s) by Alessandro Magnasco at Russborough House. Ireland.
Stone inlaid scagliola table top from Florence at Russborough House. Ireland.Door with pediment in entrance hall at Russborough House. Ireland.Mirror with candle sconces in entrance hall at Russborough House. Ireland.Table supported on bronze serpents wrapped around cattails at Russborough House. Ireland.
Stone inlaid scagliola table top from Florence at Russborough House. Ireland.Door with pediment in entrance hall at Russborough House. Ireland.Mirror with candle sconces in entrance hall at Russborough House. Ireland.Table supported on bronze serpents wrapped around cattails at Russborough House. Ireland.
Crystal chandelier by Perry of London in entrance hall at Russborough House. Ireland.Compartmented ceiling in entrance hall designed by Richard Castle at Russborough House. Ireland.Neo-Grecian ceiling designs in entrance hall at Russborough House. Ireland.Plaster work decoration above entrance hall niche at Russborough House. Ireland.
Crystal chandelier (c1820) by Perry of London in entrance hall at Russborough House. Ireland.Compartmented ceiling in entrance hall designed by Richard Castle at Russborough House. Ireland.Neo-Grecian ceiling designs in entrance hall at Russborough House. Ireland.Plaster work decoration above entrance hall niche at Russborough House. Ireland.
Louis XV giltwood armchair with Lyon silk material at Russborough House. Ireland.Drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Decorated baroque stucco drawing room prob. by plasterer known as St. Peter's Stuccodore at Russborough House. Ireland.Grey marble Doric-style drawing room fireplace at Russborough House. Ireland.
Louis XV giltwood armchair with Lyon silk material at Russborough House. Ireland.Drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Decorated baroque stucco drawing room prob. by plasterer known as St. Peter's Stuccodore at Russborough House. Ireland.Grey marble Doric-style drawing room fireplace at Russborough House. Ireland.
Inlaid fire screen to make sitting before an open fire more comfortable at Russborough House. Ireland.Seascape in morning light by Claude Joseph Vernet in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Vernet Seascape in drawing room stucco surround original to Russborough House. Ireland.One of four original Vernet seascape paintings showing light at different times of day commissioned for Russborough House within stucco setting. Ireland.
Inlaid fire screen to make sitting before an open fire more comfortable at Russborough House. Ireland.Seascape in morning light (1751) by Claude Joseph Vernet in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Vernet Seascape (1751) in drawing room stucco surround original to Russborough House. Ireland.One of four original Vernet seascape paintings showing light at different times of day commissioned (1751) for Russborough House within stucco setting. Ireland.
Seascape in storm clouds by Claude Joseph Vernet in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Seascape at sunset by Claude Joseph Vernet in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Seascape in moonlight by Claude Joseph Vernet in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Triumph of David over Goliath painting copy of original by Guercino at Russborough House. Ireland.
Seascape in storm clouds (1751) by Claude Joseph Vernet in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Seascape at sunset (1751) by Claude Joseph Vernet in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Seascape in moonlight (1751) by Claude Joseph Vernet in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Triumph of David over Goliath painting copy of original by Guercino at Russborough House. Ireland.
Silver tea service on pedestal table in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Horizontal cylindrical dial clock in shape of urn wrapped with snakes at Russborough House. Ireland.Marble table with candlesticks in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Drawing room stucco decorated ceiling at Russborough House. Ireland.
Silver tea service on pedestal table in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Horizontal cylindrical dial clock in shape of urn wrapped with snakes at Russborough House. Ireland.Marble table with candlesticks in drawing room at Russborough House. Ireland.Drawing room stucco decorated ceiling at Russborough House. Ireland.
Drawing room stucco decorated ceiling at Russborough House. Ireland.Portrait of Sir Alfred & Lady Beit by Derek Hill at Russborough House. Ireland.English State Bed by Wilson of Strand of London in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.Pair of carved cherubs on English State Bed in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Drawing room stucco decorated ceiling at Russborough House. Ireland.Portrait of Sir Alfred & Lady Beit by Derek Hill at Russborough House. Ireland.English State Bed (1794) by Wilson of Strand of London in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.Pair of carved cherubs on English State Bed (1794) in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Vaulted ceiling in style of Richard Castle in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.Detail of end piece of vaulted ceiling in style of Richard Castle in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.Fireplace by Thomas Carter the Younger of London in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.Candelabra in form of figure holding cornucopia in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Vaulted ceiling in style of Richard Castle in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.Detail of end piece of vaulted ceiling in style of Richard Castle in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.Fireplace by Thomas Carter the Younger of London in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.Candelabra in form of figure holding cornucopia in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Portrait of a lady by Alexis-Simon Belle at Russborough House. Ireland.Tapestry with Oriental scenes in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.Detail of tapestry with Oriental scenes in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.Sofa in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Portrait of a lady (1735) by Alexis-Simon Belle at Russborough House. Ireland.Tapestry with Oriental scenes in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.Detail of tapestry with Oriental scenes in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.Sofa in tapestry room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Collection of portraits in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.Two grand pianos in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.Art deco music stand with inlaid pianist by Robert Lutyens in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.Art deco music stand with inlaid cellist by Robert Lutyens in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Collection of portraits in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.Two grand pianos in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.Art deco music stand with inlaid pianist by Robert Lutyens in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.Art deco music stand with inlaid cellist by Robert Lutyens in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.
Glass candle stick with crystals in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.Wall clock made in Paris in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.Music room sculpted ceiling by Lafranchini Brothers at Russborough House. Ireland.Music room sculpted ceiling edges by Lafranchini Brothers at Russborough House. Ireland.
Glass candle stick with crystals in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.Wall clock made in Paris in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.Music room sculpted ceiling by Lafranchini Brothers at Russborough House. Ireland.Music room sculpted ceiling edges by Lafranchini Brothers at Russborough House. Ireland.
Painting of country scene in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.Painting of town scene in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.Forest painting by Thomas Gainsborough at Russborough House. Ireland.Painting of dancing woman in dress with blue ribbons at Russborough House. Ireland.
Painting of country scene in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.Painting of town scene in music room at Russborough House. Ireland.Forest painting by Thomas Gainsborough at Russborough House. Ireland.Painting of dancing woman in dress with blue ribbons at Russborough House. Ireland.
The Concert painting by D. Teniers at Russborough House. Ireland.Titania, Puck & the Changeling painting by George Romney at Russborough House. Ireland.Portrait of Thomas Conolly, MP by Sir Joshua Reynolds at Russborough House. Ireland.The saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.
The Concert painting (17thC) by D. Teniers at Russborough House. Ireland.Titania, Puck & the Changeling painting (18thC) by George Romney at Russborough House. Ireland.Portrait of Thomas Conolly, MP by Sir Joshua Reynolds at Russborough House. Ireland.The saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.
Judgment of Paris by Peter Paul Rubens over fireplace by Thomas Carter the Younger of London in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.Fireplace by Thomas Carter the Younger of London in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.Detail of Androcles pulling thorn from lion on Fireplace by Thomas Carter the Younger of London in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.Detail of Homer on Fireplace by Thomas Carter the Younger of London in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.
Judgment of Paris by Peter Paul Rubens over fireplace by Thomas Carter the Younger of London in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.Fireplace by Thomas Carter the Younger of London in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.Detail of Androcles pulling thorn from lion on Fireplace by Thomas Carter the Younger of London in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.Detail of Homer on Fireplace by Thomas Carter the Younger of London in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.
Cranked rotary bellows at Russborough House. Ireland.The saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.Louis XVI furniture in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.Ceiling by Lafranchini Brothers in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.
Cranked rotary bellows at Russborough House. Ireland.The saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.Louis XVI furniture in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.Ceiling by Lafranchini Brothers in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.
Original inlaid floor in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.Portrait of a Lady by P. Moreelse at Russborough House. Ireland.Ship painting by Willem van de Velde the Elder at Russborough House. Ireland.Rural scene painting by Jan van Goyen at Russborough House. Ireland.
Original inlaid floor in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.Portrait of a Lady by P. Moreelse at Russborough House. Ireland.Ship painting (1600s) by Willem van de Velde the Elder at Russborough House. Ireland.Rural scene painting (1700s) by Jan van Goyen at Russborough House. Ireland.
Library of M. Bonier de la Mosson painting by Jacques de Joue at Russborough House. Ireland.Library at Russborough House. Ireland.Folding ladder in library at Russborough House. Ireland.Library desk by William Vile at Russborough House. Ireland.
Library of M. Bonier de la Mosson painting (1700s) by Jacques de Joue at Russborough House. Ireland.Library at Russborough House. Ireland.Folding ladder in library at Russborough House. Ireland.Library desk by William Vile at Russborough House. Ireland.
Library fireplace & sitting area at Russborough House. Ireland.Argand lamp on square table at Russborough House. Ireland.Argand lamp at Russborough House. Ireland.Radio & record player cabinet in library at Russborough House. Ireland.
Library fireplace & sitting area at Russborough House. Ireland.Argand lamp on square table at Russborough House. Ireland.Argand lamp at Russborough House. Ireland.Radio & record player cabinet in library at Russborough House. Ireland.
Portrait of Princess de Lambelle by Antoine Vestier at Russborough House. Ireland.Portrait of young woman by André Derain at Russborough House. Ireland.Mabell Countess of Airlie portrait by Sir John Lavery at Russborough House. Ireland.Library shelves at Russborough House. Ireland.
Portrait of Princess de Lambelle by Antoine Vestier at Russborough House. Ireland.Portrait of young woman (1936) by André Derain at Russborough House. Ireland.Mabell Countess of Airlie portrait by Sir John Lavery at Russborough House. Ireland.Library shelves at Russborough House. Ireland.
Sculpted library ceiling by Lafranchini Brothers at Russborough House. Ireland.Sculpted stairwell walls & chandelier at Russborough House. Ireland.Details of sculpted stairwell walls & chandelier at Russborough House. Ireland.Oval stairwell cupola skylight at Russborough House. Ireland.
Sculpted library ceiling by Lafranchini Brothers at Russborough House. Ireland.Sculpted stairwell walls & chandelier at Russborough House. Ireland.Details of sculpted stairwell walls & chandelier at Russborough House. Ireland.Oval stairwell cupola skylight at Russborough House. Ireland.
Details of sculpted trim in oval stairwell cupola skylight at Russborough House. Ireland.Pear shaped silver jug by Frederick Kandler of London at Russborough House. Ireland.Silver circular waiters trays from London at Russborough House. Ireland.Silver centerpiece bowl resting on three sea-horses by John Flaxman for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell of London at Russborough House. Ireland.
Details of sculpted trim in oval stairwell cupola skylight at Russborough House. Ireland.Pear shaped silver jug (1737) by Frederick Kandler of London at Russborough House. Ireland.Silver circular waiters trays (1731 & 43) from London at Russborough House. Ireland.Silver centerpiece bowl resting on three sea-horses (1824) by John Flaxman for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell of London at Russborough House. Ireland.
Sea-horse detail of silver centerpiece bowl resting on three sea-horses by John Flaxman for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell of London at Russborough House. Ireland.Silver salt cellars by John Samuel Hunt of London at Russborough House. Ireland.Silver sugar castors by Sheffield & Birmingham respectively at Russborough House. Ireland.Silver cigar box commemorating Beit Bridge at Russborough House. Ireland.
Sea-horse detail of silver centerpiece bowl resting on three sea-horses (1824) by John Flaxman for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell of London at Russborough House. Ireland.Silver salt cellars (1849) by John Samuel Hunt of London at Russborough House. Ireland.Silver sugar castors (1893 & 1938) by Sheffield & Birmingham respectively at Russborough House. Ireland.Silver cigar box commemorating Beit Bridge (1929) at Russborough House. Ireland.
Silver swans from London at Russborough House. Ireland.Porcelain collection by Dresden, Meissen, & Sevres at Russborough House. Ireland.Porcelain collection at Russborough House. Ireland.George VI coronation visitor's chair at Russborough House. Ireland.
Silver swans (c1970) from London at Russborough House. Ireland.Porcelain collection by Dresden, Meissen, & Sevres at Russborough House. Ireland.Porcelain collection at Russborough House. Ireland.George VI coronation visitor's chair at Russborough House. Ireland.
Portrait of Sir Alfred & Lady Clementine Beit with Russborough House in background by Edward McGuire at Russborough House. Ireland.Bedroom with sleigh bed at Russborough House. Ireland.Sleigh bed at Russborough House. Ireland.Bedroom fireplace with purple armchair at Russborough House. Ireland.
Portrait of Sir Alfred & Lady Clementine Beit with Russborough House in background by Edward McGuire at Russborough House. Ireland.Bedroom with sleigh bed at Russborough House. Ireland.Sleigh bed at Russborough House. Ireland.Bedroom fireplace with purple armchair at Russborough House. Ireland.
Dressing table with harp-like legs at Russborough House. Ireland.Bathroom with wood-encased tub at Russborough House. Ireland.Guest bedroom at Russborough House. Ireland.Guest bedroom with coal fireplace at Russborough House. Ireland.
Dressing table with harp-like legs at Russborough House. Ireland.Bathroom with wood-encased tub at Russborough House. Ireland.Guest bedroom at Russborough House. Ireland.Guest bedroom with coal fireplace at Russborough House. Ireland.
Sleigh bed with cornucopia posts at Russborough House. Ireland.Detail of cornucopia bedpost on sleigh bed at Russborough House. Ireland.Bedroom coal fireplace at Russborough House. Ireland.Bedroom with canopy bed & daybed at Russborough House. Ireland.
Sleigh bed with cornucopia posts at Russborough House. Ireland.Detail of cornucopia bedpost on sleigh bed at Russborough House. Ireland.Bedroom coal fireplace at Russborough House. Ireland.Bedroom with canopy bed & daybed at Russborough House. Ireland.
Wine cooler for large gatherings at Russborough House. Ireland.Sir Alfred Beit's desk, travel trunk & other possessions in museum section of Russborough House. Ireland.Webster Chicago wire audio recorder used by Sir Alfred Beit during for dictation & recording house concerts at Russborough House. Ireland.Picnic set in basket used by Beits at Russborough House. Ireland.
Wine cooler for large gatherings at Russborough House. Ireland.Sir Alfred Beit's desk, travel trunk & other possessions in museum section of Russborough House. Ireland.Webster Chicago wire audio recorder used by Sir Alfred Beit during (1950s) for dictation & recording house concerts at Russborough House. Ireland.Picnic set in basket used by Beits at Russborough House. Ireland.
Croquet set & ice skates used by Beits at Russborough House. Ireland.Publicity poster for Uganda Railway, British East Africa at Russborough House. Ireland.Sir Alfred Beit's passport at Russborough House. Ireland.
Croquet set & ice skates used by Beits at Russborough House. Ireland.Publicity poster for Uganda Railway, British East Africa at Russborough House. Ireland.Sir Alfred Beit's passport (1925-6) at Russborough House. Ireland.

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