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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 177

    George Miller (fl. 1815-19) and James George Robertson (1816-99)

    Shankhill Castle, Co. Kilkenny

    Price Realised  

    George Miller (fl. 1815-19) and James George Robertson (1816-99)
    Shankhill Castle, Co. Kilkenny
    with inscription 'Shankhill Castle/by G. Miller/1814' (on the reverse)
    pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour heightened with touches of white and with gum arabic
    13 x 18¾ in. (33 x 48.1 cm.)


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    Now home to the distinguished Irish artist Elizabeth Cope, Shankhill Castle began its life as a tower house but was rebuilt in 1708 and set in a formal landscape with an ornamental canal to the rear. In the 19th Century it was enlarged and castellated, and it must have been after these alterations that George Miller, an artist, and James George Robertson, a professional architect, visited the property.

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    Provenance

    L.R. Strangeways, Dublin.
    A. Mantanana, Camberley.
    With Thomond Antiques, Killarney.


    Literature

    Crookshank & Glin, The Watercolours of Ireland, 1994, pp. 145-146, pl. 187.