National Gallery of Ireland still credits paedophile surgeon Michael Shine for €150,000 artwork
Disgraced Michael Shine donated An Ejected Family by Scottish artists Erskine Nicol in 1992
The National Gallery of Ireland is in possession of a painting donated by sex predator Michael Shine and still credits him for the gift.
The Famine painting, which is priced at €150,000, was given to the Gallery by Shine who received a four-year jail sentence last month for sexually assaulting seven boys over over three decades.
The disgraced 86-year-old donated An Ejected Family by Scottish artists Erskine Nicol in 1992.
- Paedophile surgeon Michael Shine, 86, jailed for four years for sexually assaulting seven boys over three decades
The artwork was displayed in the Dublin museum until 2011, after which it was put in temporary storage, the Irish Daily Mail reports.
But the 1853 artwork still remains in the gallery’s collection with the possibility of it being displayed again.
A source said: “It’s currently in storage. That’s because we have more paintings than wall space, and they go in a cycle.
“It’s a popular one and I’m sure it will be up again in not too long a time.”
The painting was removed two years after Shine was struck off the medical register.