Irish School, 19th century An extensive view of Cork
Lot 152*
Irish School, 19th Century A view of Cork Harbour looking in from the sea towards Queenstown, with a diversity of commercial sail, including two brigs and two large cutters, plying their trade on the open water, and a shepherd tending his flock on the near shore
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 5,100 - 8,500
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Irish School, 19th Century
A view of Cork Harbour looking in from the sea towards Queenstown, with a diversity of commercial sail, including two brigs and two large cutters, plying their trade on the open water, and a shepherd tending his flock on the near shore
indistinctly signed 'Urvin' and dated 1828 (lower right)
oil on canvas
55.9 x 109.2cm (22 x 43in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Collection of Frederick York St Leger (1833-1901), Heywards Hill, Limerick
    by descent to the current owner
    Private collection, South Africa

    Despite the slightly enigmatic distant blue shoreline (of westernmost Cornwall?) beyond the harbour entrance, this charming work more than adequately conveys the vast expanse of open yet sheltered water which has, for centuries, been a bustling centre of seaborne trade as well as a haven for shipping in adverse weather.

    Presumably the artist was a local man and it is possible that 'Urvin' was a variation of Irvine.
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