The portrait of Lady Emily FitzGerald was painted by Joshua Reynolds when she was 43.The painting originally hung in the dining room of Carton House, Co Kildare, and is now displayed in Castletown House, formerly home of another sister, Lady Louisa Conolly

Emily FitzGerald, the Duchess of Leinster, has returned to Ireland, after an absence of more than 60 years. Once called the “Queen of Ireland”, she ha(...)

Ursula Burke picks up on the updating theme with Balaclava Bust (2014)

For millennia, philosophers, thinkers and religious types have pondered the whereabouts of the seat of the soul. For a while it was thought to be in t(...)