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    Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

    THIS gilt side chair by John Trotter made a hammer price of €10,000 at Fonsie Mealy’s Killoughter House sale today. The chair was part of a set supplied to Leinster House in 1759 and was moved to Carton House in 1815. Originally from Berwickshire, John Trotter was cabinet maker to George II. His firm at Frith St. in Soho, London is recorded in directories and the Royal Accounts.

    UPDATE: The sale realised just under 500,000 on the hammer. The top lot was Travellers on a Woodland Path by James Arthur O’Connor which made 12,000. Caernarfon Bay by Kyffin Williams and Wooded Landscape by Gerrit van Hees each sold for 9,500. An Irish Georgian silver bullet teapot made 9,000 and a large Louis Vuitton travelling wardrobe trunk made 6,400.


    Saturday, June 16th, 2018
    The 18th century exhibitions of the Society of Artists have been recreated to mark the restoration of the City Assembly House at South William St. in Dublin. The Irish Georgian Society is marking the re-incarnation of the first purpose built public gallery in Britain and Ireland with a show by artists like Thomas Roberts, Jonathan Fisher, James Forrester, Robert Carver, Robert Healy and Hugh Douglas Hamilton. It includes work first displayed in a series of shows held here between 1766 and 1780.
    Exhibiting Art in Georgian Ireland is curated by Dr. Ruth Kenny, formerly assistant curator of British Art 1750-1830 at Tate Britain.  She has identified over 80 works that showcase the initial exhibitions by the Society of Artists founded in 1764.  They are on loan from National Institutions and private collections.
    The restoration of the City Assembly House by the Irish Georgian Society is part of a capital refurbishment project that began in 2013.  The work included the reinstatement of the octagonal room built in 1766 as an exhibition space, renamed now as the Knight of Glin exhibition room after the former president of the Society, Desmond FitzGerald.  The exhibition opens today and runs to July 29.  It is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm.

    Portrait of an officer of an irish Volunteer Regiment by John Trotter

    Sheet of Water by Thomas Roberts