Sarah Purser (1848-1943) first exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1872. Over the next seventy years she was to play an important role in Irish cultural life, her studio at Mespil House, Dublin, becoming a salon frequented by writers, politicians, visionaries and revolutionaries. in 1891 she was elected an Honorary Academician by the RHA, the exclusively male in membership, and later became the first woman full member. Her name was synonymous with An Túr Gloine, founded in 1903 to produce stained glass work of high merit, and she helped to develop both the Municipal and National Galleries. In this book Dr. O'Grady surveys Sarah Purser's life and provides a catalogue of her work running to 554 entries.

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The Life and Work of Sarah Purser

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Tags: Life, Work, Sarah, Purser, John, O'Grady, Four, Courts, Press, 9781851822416