Samuel Frederick Brocas (Dublin 1792-1847)
Samuel Frederick Brocas (Dublin 1792-1847)

The Royal Exchange, Dame Street, with a distant view of College Green

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Samuel Frederick Brocas (Dublin 1792-1847)
The Royal Exchange, Dame Street, with a distant view of College Green
signed, inscribed and dated ‘S.F. BROCAS delt 1818 Dublin’ (lower right)
pen and ink and watercolour
13¾ x 20¾ in. (34.9 x 52.7 cm.)
Literature
J.R. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860, London, 1952, p. 318, no. 476.

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Lot Essay

The Royal Exchange, now City Hall, if on the corner of Dame Street and Parliament Street. Grinling Gibbon’s equestrian statue of William of Orange can be seen before Trinity College on College Green in the distance. The statue was badly damaged in 1928 and subsequently removed.
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