Category Archives: Object of the Month

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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Irish Academy of Letters: Shaw to W.B. Yeats, 1932

Ayot St Lawrence, Welwyn 20th September 1932 My dear Yeats I am against myself as President [of the Irish Academy of Letters]. The President should also be a Resident, and should be a man with a presence who loves gassing … 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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Gallery of the Month – Augustus John by George Bernard Shaw

May’s object of the month is the portrait of Shaw by Augustus John that now hangs in the Dining Room here at Shaw’s Corner. Shaw sat for it in May 1915, and was not content with being a passive sitter. … 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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