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    Castletown House by John Piper. (click on image to enlarge) UPDATE: THIS MADE £25,000

    This pen and ink and oil on canvas image of Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare – Ireland’s finest Palladian mansion built in 1722 – is by the English artist John Piper  (1903-1992).

    He was an official artist during World War II and collaborated with many people, including poet John Betjeman on the Shell Guides.

    John Piper designed the stained glass windows for the new Coventry Cathedral and created tapestries for the cathedrals at Chichester and Hereford.  He designed many of the premiere productions of Benjamin Britten’s operas at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Royal Opera House, La Fenice and the Aldeburgh Festival.

    This image of Castletown House comes up at Sotheby’s sale of 20th century British art in London on May 25.  It is estimated at £20,000-£30,000.

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