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Want your very own masterpiece? Now you can buy one online

Here are just some of the beautiful works of art now available from the National Gallery of Ireland.

COLLECTING ART IS a hobby associated with people who have Lottery-type monies.

But the National Gallery of Ireland is trying to make it a more accessible pastime.

It has, today, launched a new images website where users can browse – and buy – images online of the works of European maters such as Vermeer and Turner and Irish artists, including Lavery, Osborne and O’Conor.

Some 3,000 images are available on the site for the launch, thought to be the first such eCommerce site for an Irish cultural institution. The site has been developed in response to growing demand – not only in Ireland but from across the world – for digital imagery from the Gallery’s collections.

While targeted at picture professionals in publishing, TV, film and advertising, there’s nothing to stop anyone from using the site. In fact, the National Gallery is hoping that website owners, those creating brochures or other printed materials and even those inventing new products will consider sourcing images from the site.

The typical cost for an image for a website is between €80 and €100.

Here is a small selection of what is available.

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On the Bridge at Grez by John Lavery, 1884

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La Jeune Bretonne by Roderic O’Conor, c. 1895

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In a Dublin Park, Light and Shade by Walter Frederick Osborne, c. 1895

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Peasant Wedding by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, 1620

Visit the new National Gallery of Ireland site and browse through some of the pictures that can now be bought online.

All images have been reproduced with permission from the National Gallery of Ireland.

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