Behind the Scenes of the Four Courts

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I began work on The Four Courts in order to have a record of this historic building. It also gave me insight into the daily comings and goings within the hallowed confines of a unique institution much of which is visually unaltered for several hundred years. I produced nearly 300 drawings and sketches of the many scenes as they unfolded in my excursions to the Four Courts for over a year. Included were scenes of the extensive Law Library, Central Office, the Barrister’s Tea Room, the Cryer’s Desk, the Supreme Court, the Round Hall and the Snug etc.

painting, john ryan, boyne art studio
Court Services Magazine September 2004
painting, john ryan, boyne art studio
The Irish Examiner, 24/09/2004

The working life of Judges, Barristers, Solicitors, the Tip Staff and other staff is uncovered with candid observation and detail.  In November 2003 having spent a further six months preparing the paintings the exhibition was opened in Distillery Buildings and sold out shortly afterwards.

The Law Library

30''x 44'' - 76cm x 112cm

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Barrister's Tea Room

20''x 31'' - 50cm x 80cm

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The Supreme Court

20''x 31'' - 50cm x 80cm

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The Round Hall

16''x 22'' - 40cm x 56cm

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Court Room 27

15.5''x 20'' - 40cm x 50cm

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Court Room 5

15.5''x 20'' - 40cm x 50cm

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Court Room 29

15.5''x 20''- 40cm x 50cm

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The Square Hall

16''x 10'' - 40cm x 25cm

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The Cage

16''x 10'' - 40cm x 25cm

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The Irish Bay

16''x 10'' - 40cm x 25cm

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The Solicitors Room

14''x 19'' - 35cm x 48cm

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Central Office

10''x 16'' 25cm x 40cm

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Dome, The Round Hall

31''x 8'' - 80cm x 20cm

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The Cryer's Desk

21''x 17'' - 53cm x 43cm

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