7 May 2009
Sir Oswald Joseph Hornby Birley, R.P., R.O.I. (1880-1952)
Brayhead and the Little Sugarloaf, Co. Wicklow
oil on canvas
20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76 cm.)
Charleston Manor, Alfriston, Sussex; The remaining contents of Sir Oswald Birley's Studio, sold Christie's House sale, 13 October 1980, lot 13.
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Laffan, ainting Ireland, 2006, p.222-3, pl.155.
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, no. 2.
For a note on the artist, please see lot 176.
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