Inspired by Russborough's world-famous art, our collection of cushions mean you can now add a touch of artistic elegance and new conversation to your home. Soft to the touch, and with eco-fibre filling, these cushions showcase excerpts from 17th & 18th century art:
This is one of our bestselling cushions: These cherubs date back to the 17th century Italian artist Guido Reni. The cherubs sit atop his oil on canvas, 'The Virgin Sewing' or the 'Virgin of the Annunciation', which was gifted by Lady Geraldine Milltown of Russborough House to the National Gallery of Ireland in 1902.
Russborough House has been home to renowned art collections established by the 1st Earl of Milltown in the 18th century and Alfred Beit in the 19th. During the ten-year build of Russborough House in the late 18th century, 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 where they can all be viewed today.