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THE PROPERTY OF THE BROOKE FAMILY
It is well documented that in 1919, less than two years after Nathaniel Hone's death, his widow bequeathed her collection of his paintings to the National Gallery of Ireland, a collection which numbered over five hundred oils and eight hundred watercolours. Sir George Brooke, 1st Bart., (1849-1926), although a slightly younger man, was a friend of the artist and it was through this friendship that the present collection was created and has been inherited through the generations to the present owners.
In 1895 Nathaniel Hone inherited St. Doulough's, a large house at Raheny, where he kept a large farm of cattle. The Hones were hospitable, entertaining friends and relations and it would have been here that the friendship with their neighbour Sir George Brooke began. Sir George became one of a circle of admirers and patrons of the artist and it is now considered that many of his finest works belonged to these collectors. Hone was a key figure in the art establishment: in 1907 he presented his best-known canvas Pastures at Malahide to the National Gallery, he exhibited every year in the R.H.A. and was well represented in the group shows held during this period. In 1908 he was represented by sixteen paintings at the Ballymaclinton, Franco-British Exhibition (see lots 41 and 42). At this time he was considered by many to be the greatest landscape painter Ireland had produced.