7 May 2009
The Rev. William Louis Beaufort (1771-1849)
Avondale, Co. Wicklow
inscribed 'Avondale' and with further inscriptions 'The seat of C. S. Parnell/by W. Beaufort' (on the reverse of the sheet)
pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour
16 x 22 3/8 in. (40.6 x 56.8 cm.)
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Laffan, Painting Ireland, 2006, pp. 225-226, pl. 158.
Dublin, Gorry Gallery, 19th and 20th Century Paintings, 16 - 29 November, 1984, no. 5.
Avondale, near Rathdrum in Co. Wicklow, was built in 1779 for Samuel Hayes. Hayes was a noted amateur architect who may well have designed the house himself.
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