Loan Exhibition of Modern Continental Paintings. Friends of the National Collections of Ireland. August MCMXLIV. Dublin: Hely's Ltd, 1944. Pp 32 with 12 plates, 4 pp adverts at rear. Introduction by C.P. Curran followed by an alphabetical listing of 153 exhibits. Artists featured include Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Henri Matisse, Edouard Manet, etc. Large wrappers printed in blacg, covers lightly spotted contents in fine condition. The exhibition comprised of works in Irish public and private collections including Cubist, impressionist, post-impressionist, and some German impressionist works. An Irish Times editorial stated: "To a country which is pursuing cultural isolation, without seeing that it will lead to cultural suicide, any breath from outside is of value."