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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 82

    Andrew Nicholl, R.H.A. (1804-1866)

    Collin's Glen, near Belfast, Co. Antrim

    Price Realised  


    Andrew Nicholl, R.H.A. (1804-1866)
    Collin's Glen, near Belfast, Co. Antrim
    signed 'Andrew Nicholl' (lower right)
    pencil and watercolour heightened with gum arabic and scratching out
    17¼ x 13 5/8 in. (43.9 x 34.6 cm.)

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    Nicholl painted the present drawing in the 1830s, by which time he had established himself as one of Ireland's leading landscape painters. He chose to depict the part of the Glen near Glenville House. The steep slopes of the banks rise up from a meadering stream, while towering trees shelter the secluded scene, creating a tunnel that leads the viewer's eye to the moss house in the centre of the composition.

    To prevent the encroachment of Belfast, The National Trust acquired the Upper Glen in 1947.

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    Crookshank & Glin, The Painters of Ireland, 1978, p. 202, pl. 194. Laffan, Painting Ireland, 2006, p. 134, pl. 90.