25 November 2004
FIVE ENGLISH SCHOOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY CHARCOAL DRAWINGS IN CONTEMPORARY GILT-COMPOSITION FRAMES
THE IRISH FRAMES BY CORNELIUS CALLAGHAN
Each in gilt-composition concave-moulded frame with foliate clasps, one depicting a ruined abbey, one a bridge over a gorge, two depicting Warwick Castle, one a mountainous landscape in the style of Richard Wilson, one frame partly backed with Irish newspaper, two frames with rectangular printed paper label of 'Cornelius Callaghan Carver & Gilder LOOKING GLASS & PICTURE FRAME Manufacturer 24 Clare St. DUBLIN Bronze Figures, Gold Bordering for Rooms & c.', one inscribed 'Mrs Clifford Smith Lansdowne ...'
The ruined abbey: 17½ x 22 in. (44.5 x 56 cm.) sight
The gorge: 20 x 24¾ (51 x 63 cm.) sight
Warwick Castle I: 16½ x 21½ in. (42 x 54.5 cm.) sight
Warwick Castle II: 16¼ x 21½ in. (41 x 54.5 cm.) sight
Mountainous landscape: 18 x 24 in. (46 x 21 cm.) sight (5)
'Mrs Clifford Smith, Lansdowne', possibly H. Clifford Smith, who became Curator of Furniture at the Victoria and Albert Museum in the 1920s and was the author of Buckingham Palace, 1930.
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See also lot 103 for a mirror by Cornelius Callaghan.
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