During the 1930s the Dublin-born San Francisco millionaire Albert Bender (1866-1941) donated 260 objects of Asian art to the National Museum of Ireland. This collection included 21 rare eighteenth-century Tibetan Buddhist Thangka paintings and over 80 Japanese woodblock prints.
This publication catalogues this stunning collection in the context of Bender's Jewish faith and Irish patriotism. The story also chronicles his correspondence with the director of the National Museum, Adolf Mahr, and his reletionships with some of Ireland's most prominent intellectuals such as AE (George Russel), Oliver St John Gogarty and W.B Yeats.
The Albert Bender Collection of Asian Art in the National Museum of Ireland
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