Portraits, landscapes and splendid 18th-century furniture

18th November, 2018
Portrait of Mary Jervis by Hugh Douglas Hamilton

Sheppard’s two-day sale next week has a wealth of fine 18th-century furniture, notably a splendid carved, giltwood centre table (€8,000–€12,000); but on day one it’s the art, Irish and international, that takes centre stage.

The earliest of the portraits is attributed to Garret Morphy, Ireland’s leading portrait painter in the late 17th century, Portrait of a Gentleman Wearing a Black Cloak (€4,000–€6,000). The most beguiling is by 18th-century Irish...

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