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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 125

    Sandham Symes (1807-1894)

    Ballybrittain Castle, Co. Offaly

    Price Realised  

    Sandham Symes (1807-1894)
    Ballybrittain Castle, Co. Offaly
    with later inscription 'Ballybrittain Kings Co. 1837./S Symes' (probably transcribed from the reverse of the mount, the drawing is now laid down)
    pencil and watercolour with scratching out
    4 x 7 in. (10.2 x 17.8 cm.)


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    Ballybrittain Castle was originally built as an O'Conor stronghold in the late 15th Century.

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    Literature

    Laffan, Painting Ireland, 2006, p. 180, pl. 126.