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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 163

    Attributed to Lieutenant Edward Hungerford Delavel Elers Napier, circa 1835

    My barrack room at Belfast

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    Attributed to Lieutenant Edward Hungerford Delavel Elers Napier, circa 1835
    My barrack room at Belfast
    signed with initials, dated and inscribed, 'E.N./Belfast.del 1835' (lower left), and further inscribed 'My Barrack room at Belfast/with a likeness of W Lacy 46th Rgt/Oct 1835 E.N.' (on the reverse)
    oil on board
    8½ x 10½ in. (21.6 x 26.7 cm.)


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    From army lists, it is probable that Lieutenant Napier was Edward Hungerford Delavel Elers Napier, of the 46th Regiment. With an element of humour, the picture is re-presented on the table while Napier's friend, Lieutenant Lacy, reads in front of the fire, enjoying a cigar. The chair is an X-framed Douro, which could turn into a table and would easily pack up inside a case, lending itself well to military campaigns.

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    Literature

    W. Laffan, Painting Ireland, 2006, pp. 131-3, pl.87.