27 November 1996
ERSKINE NICOL R.S.A., A.R.A. (SCOTTISH, 1825-1904)
A Shebeen at Donnybrook
signed and dated 'E Nicol 1851' (lower right) signed again and inscribed on a label a 'No.1 A Shebeen (Public House) at Donnybrook The Property of Thomas Cargill Esq of Dundee Erskine Nicol 15 Fettes Row Edinburgh' (attached to the stretcher)
oil on canvas
24½ x 35in. (62.3 x 88.8cm.)
Thomas Cargill, Dundee.
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Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition, 1852, no.74.
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