Report on The Chippendale Society and Leeds Art Collection Fund Visit to Irish Houses and Collections 4th – 12th September 2016 (Part 2)

Russborough, Blessington (the Alfred Beit Foundation)   Francis Watson, ‘The Collections of Air Alfred Beit’, Connoisseur, May and June 1960; John Cornforth, ‘Russborough, Co. Wicklow 1, II, III’, Country Life 5, 12, 19 Dec 1963; Sean O’ Reilly, Irish Houses and Gardens (1998);Timothy Mowl and Brian Earnshaw, An Insular Rococo (1999), pp. 235-239; John Goodall, ‘Palladian Grandeur in an Irish … Read more…

Report on The Chippendale Society and Leeds Art Collection Fund Visit to Irish Houses and Collections 4th – 12th September 2016 (Part 1)

In September 2016, The Chippendale Society in conjunction with the Leeds Art Collection Fund held a study-visit on Irish Houses and Collections. James Lomax looks back at the Irish visit and details some of the many highlights: Carton House Country Life, 7 & 14 Nov 1936; Stella Tillyard, Aristocrats (1995), passim; Sean O’Reilly, Irish Country Houses and Gardens (1998); John … Read more…