7 May 2009
William Ashford, Jun. (fl. 1810-1830)
Kilrush House, Co. Clare, 1840
signed 'W Ashford' (lower left, overmounted) and inscribed indistinctly 'Kilrush House/Co-Clare/1840' (on the reverse of the backboard)
pencil, pen and black ink and watercolour heightened with touches of gum arabic
8 1/8 x 10 5/8 in. (20.6 x 27.1 cm.)
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Laffan, Painting Ireland, 2006, p. 109 and p. 185, pl. 75.
Kilrush House was built by John Ormsby Vandeleur in 1808 but destroyed by fire in 1897. The present drawing reveals the house as a three storey, four-bay structure with a two story, four-bay annex to the north.
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