DUBLIN.- The National Gallery of Ireland
's famous Vaughan collection of watercolours by JMW Turner (1775-1851) will be on display for the month of January. It includes Turner's most striking works in watercolor painted during his later European tours: the Doge's Palace in Venice, Lake Lucerne, and the fortresses at Bellinzona in Switzerland.
This year the exhibition will be complemented by a display of seventeenth-, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century silhouettes and miniatures from the Mary A. McNeill Bequest, comprising works by John Comerford, Richard Crosse and William Grimaldi. These delicate likenesses, painted in watercolour on ivory or enamel on copper, were popular in Turner's day and were prized as keepsakes and sometimes worn as jewellery. The collection was bequeathed to the Gallery in 1984 by Mary A. McNeill, a notable Belfast collector and historian. A fully illustrated brochure complementing the display of miniatures is available from the Gallery Shop.