14 May 2004
Andrew Nicholl, R.H.A. (1804-1886)
Carrick-a-rede, Co. Antrim
signed 'A. Nicholl. A.R.H.A.' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour, with gum arabic and with scratching out
12¾ x 16¾ in. (32.5 x 42.5 cm.)
with the Oriel Gallery, 1978, where purchased by the present owners.
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Carrick-a-rede was a favourite subject of Nicholl's that he treated several times. Nicholl revels in the sublime scenery of the single handrailed bridge which fishermen used to traverse the chasm back to the mainland.
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