Category Archives: Collections

Gallery of the Month – portraits of GBS at Shaw’s Corner

Stefan Mrozewski’s woodcut might be one of the most interesting portraits of George Bernard Shaw here at Shaw’s Corner, but its far from the only portrait of the man hanging on the walls of his home. May’s object of the … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: Stefan Mrozewski Woodcut

We don’t know a huge deal about August’s Object of the Month, but we do know that it is one of our favourite objects. It is a wood cut of Shaw by the Polish artist Stefan Mrozewski, which he presented … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: Irish Academy of Letters Medal

July’s Object of the Month could very easily be overlooked if you were to stand in Shaw’s study looking at his crowded desk and yet, like June’s Object of the Month, it represents another of Shaw’s great friendship networks and … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: ‘Diving Heron’ by John Trivett Nettleship

June’s Object of the Month is special to us here at Shaw’s Corner for three reasons: firstly, and most simply it is a beautiful, clever picture. John Nettleship was one of the great animal artists of the nineteenth century, and … Continue reading

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Object of the Month – A letter from Ireland

May’s Object of the Month is this stunning portrait by Augustus John which hangs in the Dining Room here at Shaw’s Corner. Here is Shaw writing from Coole Park in Ireland to Frances Chesterton, storyteller and writer, and the wife … Continue reading

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Object of the Month – Augustus John Portrait

One hundred years ago this weekend, George Bernard Shaw was in Ireland, sitting for his portrait at the house of Lady Augusta Gregory – leading light of the Irish Literary revival, and patron of William Butler Yeats. The artist was … Continue reading

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Object of the Month – First Night in the Stalls by Dame Laura Knight

You’ll find April’s Object of the Month hanging pride of place above the piano in the Entrance Hall. It is First Night at the Stalls by Dame Laura Knight. and it’s one of our favourite pictures here at Shaw’s Corner. … Continue reading

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