Room for Books – Paintings of Irish Libraries – Alison Rosse, William Laffan
William Laffan is an art historian, his recent books on Irish Country House by Patrick Prendergast (2010);
Russbourough: A Great Irish House, its Families and Collections (with Kevin V, Mulligan, 2014) and
Abbey Leix: An Irish Home and its Demesne (forthcoming 2017)
Alison, Countess of Rosse, is an artist who has exhibited widely, with shows at the Irish Georgian society,
Jorgensen Gallery and at Nymans, the National Trust garden in Sussex.
Her work is included in many institutional and private collections. Many of the watercolours in this book were
featured in her exhibition Room for Books at the National Library of Ireland in 1993.