This cushion shows an excerpt from an oil on canvas, An Angel Leading Lot and his Daughters out of Sodom painted by Italian artist Allessandro Turchi, circa 1620. The original painting is currently on view in the National Gallery of Ireland, having been donated by Lady Milltown and Russborough House in 1902. In this 17th century piece of art, Turchi depicts an angel draped in red as he assists the family to flee before the destruction of the city.
Allesandro Turchi had settled permanently in Rome by 1619, becoming a member of the Accademia of San Luca of which he would be elected Principe in 1637, testament to his high standing among his contemporaries.
Inspired by Russborough's world-famous art, this collection of cushions mean you can now add a touch of artistic elegance and new conversation to your home: During the ten-year build of Russborough, Joseph Leeson, later 1st Earl of Milltown, undertook two Grand Tours to Italy. The purpose was to collect art and acquire sophistication and taste for his new residence. Throughout his life Sir Alfred Beit was also a keen collector of 18th and 19th century art as well as his inherited collection of old master paintings.
These extraordinary collections of paintings were donated to the National Gallery of Ireland by Lady Geraldine Milltown in 1902 and by Sir Alfred and Lady Clementine in 1987. Soft to the touch and with eco-fibre filling these eye-catching cushions are sure to add new conversation to any home.