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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 102

    William Ashford, Jun. (fl. 1810-1830)

    Kilrush House, Co. Clare, 1840

    Price Realised  

    William Ashford, Jun. (fl. 1810-1830)
    Kilrush House, Co. Clare, 1840
    signed 'W Ashford' (lower left, overmounted) and inscribed indistinctly 'Kilrush House/Co-Clare/1840' (on the reverse of the backboard)
    pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour heightened with touches of gum arabic
    8 1/8 x 10 5/8 in. (20.6 x 27.1 cm.)


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    Kilrush House was built by John Ormsby Vandeleur in 1808 but destroyed by fire in 1897. The present drawing reveals the house as a three storey, four-bay structure with a two story, four-bay annex to the north.

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    Literature

    Laffan, Painting Ireland, 2006, p. 109 and p. 185, pl. 75.