Portrait of Northern Ireland, 2021
Commissioned from artist Stephen Johnston.View more form our art collection
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.