Saturday, 18 July 2020

A Group at Dromore Palace

(Image: The National Trust)

A Group of Dilettanti at the Bishop's Palace, Dromore, County Down, after Thomas Robinson, a pupil of George Romney, circa 1807.

According to the key listing members of the group in the watercolour copy it contains likenesses of Thomas Robinson, Dr Robinson, Rev H E Boyd, Thomas Stott, F Burroughs, Dr Percy, Lord Bishop of Dromore, Sir George Atkinson, Arthur, 3rd Marquess of Downshire, the Hon Edward Ward, Robert, Viscount Castlereagh (usually known as Castlereagh), Mr Chermside, Rev Archibald Boyd.

The painting was purchased by the National Trust from Edward, 7th Viscount Bangor, in 1967, with a grant from the Ulster Land Fund.

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