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A Living Legacy: Irish Art from the Collection of Brian P. Burns

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Robert Tonge
1823 - 1856
A PEEP AT KILLARNEY
signed and dated l.r.: R Tonge/ 1846; also titled and dated 1846 on the reverse
oil on panel
30.5 by 40.5cm., 12 by 16in.
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Provenance

The Boydell Galleries, Liverpool;
Bourne Fine Art, London;
The Fine Art Society, London; 
Dickinson, New York

Catalogue Note

Robert Tonge's talented artistic career was cut short by his early death at the age of 33. His landscapes and coastal views are distinguished by their sensitive rendering of light, as seen in the present example's dramatic view of MacGillicuddie’s Reeks. Although based in Liverpool, England, like other contemporaries (see lot 36), he travelled to Ireland to paint its majestic scenery. 

A Living Legacy: Irish Art from the Collection of Brian P. Burns

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London