PETER BIEGEL | THE KILLING KILDARES
1913 - 1988
THE KILLING KILDARES
signed Peter Biegel, dated '76, and inscribed Kildaire/Kilcock at Rathcoffey Castle (lower right)
oil on canvas
canvas: 18½ by 27 in.; 46.9 by 68.5 cm
framed: 23½ by 31½ in.; 59.6 by 80 cm
Unlined. Spot of loss in center left landscape, accretion at center left sky, surface is overall dirty. Under UV: Inpainting in sky around castle and leftmost tree, pin dot in landscape near aforementioned loss, strokes in several hounds and ground around them.
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Spink, London (no. K2 4690)
In the present work members of the Killing Kildaires hunt past the ruins of Rathcoffey Castle in County Kildaire, Ireland. Constructed largely in the fifteenth century, by the twentieth century the castle was acquired by the local Jesuits. As illustrated in the present work, the main surviving structure is the two-story gatehouse leading to the enclosure in which the castle stood.