7 May 2009
Maria Spilsbury Taylor (1777-1823)
The Drawing Room, Rossana, Co. Wicklow
inscribed 'Drawingroom, Rossana- Jan/Sy/s 1822' (on the reverse)
pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour
8 5/8 x 10¾ in. (21.9 x 27.3 cm.)
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Laffan, Painting Ireland, 2006, pp. 231-3, pl. 163.
Rossana House in County Wicklow was built in 1742-43 by William Tighe (d. 1782) close to the river Vartry. Maria Spilsbury Taylor, a close friend of William's widow, was a frequent guest at the house.
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