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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 174

    Irish School, circa 1840

    South view of Buttevant Castle, Co. Cork

    Price Realised  

    Irish School, circa 1840
    South view of Buttevant Castle, Co. Cork
    inscribed 'South view of Buttevant Castle.' (lower centre)
    pencil and watercolour with scratching out heightened with white
    8 x 13 3/8 in. (22.6 x 34.0 cm.)


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    Buttevant, a medieval market town north of Cork, derives its French name Botavaunt (Forward Bastion), from a Norman castle built by the Barry family around 1200 AD to protect the town during the Middle Ages. The remnants of the original castle lie below the 19th Century structure that replaced it, on the direction of Sir James Anderson (1792-1861) who also built a barracks and a mill in the area.

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    Literature

    Laffan, Painting Ireland, 2006, pp. 34-35, pl. 11.