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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 178

    Samuel Frederick Brocas (c. 1792-1847)

    Ballyowen Castle, Co. Dublin

    Price Realised  

    Samuel Frederick Brocas (c. 1792-1847)
    Ballyowen Castle, Co. Dublin
    indistinctly inscribed 'Ballyowen Castle/Lucan(?)' (on the reverse)
    pencil and watercolour
    9 x 12 in. (22.8 x 30.5 cm.)


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    Situated between Lucan and Clondalkin, Ballyowen Castle is unique in that it was adorned with a tall watch-tower and ornamental Dutch-style battlements, which were not seen on any other tower-house castles being built in the same area just west of Dublin.

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    Literature

    Crookshank & Glin, The Watercolours of Ireland, 1994, pp. 141-142, pl. 180.
    Laffan, Painting Ireland, 2006, p. 215-216, pl. 147.