7 May 2009
Robert Lowe Stopford (1813-1898)
St. Mary's Collegiate Church, Youghal, Co. Cork, Myrtle Grove to the right
signed and dated 'R. L. Stopford/1850' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour heightened with touches of gum arabic and bodycolour
18¾ x 26 in. (47.6 x 66.1 cm.)
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St Mary's was one of the largest parish churches in Ireland, reflecting the former trading power of Youghal. It is cruciform in plan and occupies a large and picturesque churchyard elevated over the town.
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