Sunday, 27 May 2018

Archdale Watercolours

PETER ARCHDALE KINDLY SENT ME TWO WATERCOLOURS PAINTED AT CASTLE ARCHDALE IN 1895

Castle Archdale was one of the largest estates in County Fermanagh.

Ely Lodge, Crom, Florence Court and Castle Archdale all comprised about 30,000 acres or more.

I have already written at length about the manor house and Archdales.

The Rock Garden

The Rock Garden was painted by Beatrice Emma Parsons in 1895.

Manor House: front lawn

The painting above depicted the view from the front of the manor house in 1895.

There used to be a tennis-court here.

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Beatrice Emma Parsons (1869-1955) was a sister of Karl Parsons, the stained-glass artist.

First published in August, 2011.

1 comment :

flowers on my table said...

Lovely, very naturalistic planting. Linda