Dublin exhibition 'Irish history in pictures'

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The Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin is showing paintings by the Ulster artist, Sir John Lavery, which include portraits of nearly all the senior British and Irish politicians from the period of Irish independence. BBC NI's Dublin correspondent Shane Harrison has been to have a look.

The Hugh Lane gallery, a centre for modern art in Dublin, is not far from the city's main tree-lined thoroughfare, O'Connell Street.

The gallery is now showing an exhibition that can only be described as history in pictures.

The artist, Sir John Lavery, had extraordinary access to the great and the good on all sides of the argument about Irish independence.

For the first time, his portraits in the Ulster Museum can now be seen with those from the Dublin gallery....

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