7 May 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,750
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
Circle of James Howard Burgess (1817-1890)
Mount Stewart and Strangford Lough with the Mountains of Morne in the distance, Co. Down
with inscription 'Mount Stewart/Strangford Lough & Mourne Mountains/in the distance' (on a label attached to the backboard)
pencil and watercolour heightened with touches of white
11 x 15½ in. (27.9 x 39.4 cm.)
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Mount Stewart is an 18th Century house and garden in Northern Ireland. Situated on the east shore of Strangford Lough, a few miles outside the town of Newtownards and near Greyabbey, it was the home of the Vane-Tempest-Stewart family, Marquesses of Londonderry. In 1955 Lady Mairi Bury donated the celebrated gardens to the National Trust.
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Laffan, Painting Ireland, 2006, p. 144, pl. 97.