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Portrait of Northern Ireland, 2021

Commissioned from artist Stephen Johnston.

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A Portrait of Northern Ireland, 2021

BELUM.U2021.7, Ulster Museum Collection

Oil on canvas, 100cm x 100cm.

This is a depiction of the original throne used by King George V at the opening of the new Northern Ireland Parliament, at the City Hall in Belfast, on 22 June 1921. Still in the collections of Belfast City Council, the throne was conserved for the Northern Ireland centenary in 2021, but this painting shows it before it was treated, capturing the effects of time and wear during 100 years of Northern Ireland.