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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 85

    Irish School, circa 1766

    Loch Key, (Lord Kingborough's Lake), Co. Roscommon

    Price Realised  

    Irish School, circa 1766
    Loch Key, (Lord Kingborough's Lake), Co. Roscommon
    indistinctly inscribed 'L.d Kingborough's Lake' (lower centre) and 'Lake in Ireland' (on the reverse)
    pencil and grey wash, watermark 'C&I HONIG' with a Strasburg bend
    14½ x 23¼ in. (36.8 x 59.1 cm.)


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    The inscription 'Lord Kingsborough's Lake' would suggest that the present watercolour was executed between 1766 and 1768 when the Kingsborough title was briefly recreated. In 1810 John Nash designed the new house under the instruction of Sir Robert King (1754-1799), 2nd Earl of Kingston, and later styled as Viscount Kingsborough.

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    Literature

    Laffan, Painting Ireland, 2006, pp. 113-114, pl. 77.