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    Sale 7579

    The Irish Sale

    8 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 22

    John Trotter (? c. 1756-1792 Dublin)

    Portrait of Robert Mack, three-quarter-length, in a fur-trimmed green coat, holding architectural plans, with a landscape beyond

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    John Trotter (? c. 1756-1792 Dublin)
    Portrait of Robert Mack, three-quarter-length, in a fur-trimmed green coat, holding architectural plans, with a landscape beyond
    signed and dated 'J. Trotter 1784.' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    36¼ x 30 in. (92.1 x 76.2 cm.)


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    Robert Mack was a Dublin architect who is perhaps best known for having designed Powerscourt House, Dublin (1771), for Richard Wingfield, 3rd 3rd Earl of Powerscourt (1730-1788). The house which is built out of granite mined from the Powerscourt estate in Wicklow took three years to build, cost some /P80,000, and is one of the finest 18th Century mansions in Dublin. Among his other designs are the Essex Bridge, Dublin (1753-6), the monument to Lady Catherine Somerville in Kentstowne Church, Co. Meath, and the Bridge at Newbridge House (1777).

    John Trotter studied at the Dublin Society Schools, where his drawing was greatly admired and he won three Premiums. He then travelled to Italy in circa 1759 returning to Dublin by 1773 where he set up as a portrait painter.

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    Provenance

    with Henry Naylor, 8 Upper Liffey Street, Dublin.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the estimate on this lot is £10,000-15,000 not £15,000-20,000 as printed in the catalogue.