About Regina Whelan Richardson

Regina W. Richardson FLAI, Assistant Librarian, Department of Early Printed Books and Special Collections, The Library of Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

On the Shelly Shores of Fagel

Exotic shells from the Dutch Colonies inspired many painters during the era of European exploration and discovery. The perfection and beauty of their forms and colours could be seen in shell cabinets and in wonderfully illustrated books on natural history such as those in the Fagel Collection. This library belonged to the Fagel family of the Netherlands and is now part of Research Collections in the Library of Trinity College Dublin. Continue reading