Collection: BL/EP/B/3303_orchard, Bantry Estate Collection, UCC Library Archives, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
About the artwork: It was the first Earl of Bantry’s eldest son, Richard White, who in the 1830s-1840s while still Viscount Berehaven, laid the plans for the magnificent house and gardens extant today. Prior to and after his marriage he extensively toured the Continent, travelling as far as Russia and Poland, making sketches of landscapes, vistas, houses and furnishing which he later used as inspiration in expanding and refurbishing Bantry House, Bantry, Co. Cork. These sketches can be regarded today as similar to sharing holiday ‘photos’ on Instagram.
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