Russborough has been home to renowned art collections established by the 1st Earl of Milltown in the 18th century and Alfred Beit in the 19th. Inspired by Russborough's world-famous art, this collection of cushions mean you can now add a touch of artistic elegance to your own home. With eco-fibre filling and soft to the touch these cushions are sure to be a conversation piece and stylish addition to your home.
An Angel Leading Lot and his Daughters out of Sodom by Alessandro Turchi
A common subject in the sixteenth century, possibly because of its illicitness, here Turchi depicts an angel draped in red assisting the family to flee before the destruction of the city. 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.
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.
This extraordinary collection of paintings from both the Milltown and Beit were donated to the National Gallery of Ireland by Lady Geraldine Milltown in 1902 and by Sir Alfred and Lady Clementine in 1987 where they can be viewed today.