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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 181

    Agostino Aglio (1777-1857)

    The Abbey on Inisfallen Island, Killarney, Co. Kerry

    Price Realised  

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    Agostino Aglio (1777-1857)
    The Abbey on Inisfallen Island, Killarney, Co. Kerry
    signed 'A. Aglio' (lower right, overmounted) and inscribed indistinctly 'Old Cottage in ... fallen Island/in the Lake of Killarney'
    watercolour and bodycolour
    8 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. (21.2 x 26.4 cm.)


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    During the 18th Century, the Abbey on Innisfallen Island was a favourite destination for tourists visiting Killarney. By 1763, Lord Kenmare had converted the Abbey into a banqueting house to entertain guests visiting the island. In the foreground two tourists stride towards the sea. They contrast with the native figures, wearing traditional Kerry cloaks to the right of the composition.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that Killarney is in County Kerry and not in County Tipperary as stated in the catalogue entry.


    Literature

    Laffan, Painting Ireland, 2006, pp. 98-99, pl. 68.


    Exhibited

    with Agnew's, London.