Monday May 25, 2020

Painting the past art of one of Ireland's great houses

How a statue of Venus got from Wicklow to California is just one of the nuggets that architect Jeremy Williams unearthed while researching for his new exhibition.

21st April, 2012
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Jeremy Williams would like to see the house's original art reinstated. Photo: Ros Drinkwater

That a statue of Venus bought for Ireland's stateliest stately home in the mid-18th century should now be in the Getty Collection isn't remarkable. Stately home owners sell the odd piece, and Getty does have deep pockets. How it got from Wicklow to California, however, is just one of the nuggets that architect Jeremy Williams unearthed while researching for his new exhibition.

Williams is well known for his exquisite architectural watercolours, and last year,...

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