7 May 2009,
Price realised GBP 2,500
GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,800
Irish School, circa 1766
Loch Key, (Lord Kingborough's Lake), Co. Roscommon
indistinctly inscribed 'L.d Kingborough's Lake' (lower centre) and 'Lake in Ireland' (on the reverse)
pencil and grey wash, watermark 'C&I HONIG' with a Strasburg bend
14½ x 23¼ in. (36.8 x 59.1 cm.)
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The inscription 'Lord Kingsborough's Lake' would suggest that the present watercolour was executed between 1766 and 1768 when the Kingsborough title was briefly recreated. In 1810 John Nash designed the new house under the instruction of Sir Robert King (1754-1799), 2nd Earl of Kingston, and later styled as Viscount Kingsborough.
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Laffan, Painting Ireland, 2006, pp. 113-114, pl. 77.
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