Figures by a Waterfall, possibly at Powerscourt
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Citation:Christie's Dublin, 26th May 1993
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Description:Robert Carver studied under his father Richard, and Robert West, at the Dublin Society Schools. He had a distinguished career as a scene painter in Dublin, more in Crow Street than in Smock Alley, where he succeeded John Lewis between 1754 and 1757. One of his most famous sets was in 'A Trip to the Dargle' where he painted 'Astonishing effects of the representation of the waterfall at Powerscourt'. Reading: Sybil Rosenfield and Edward Croft-Murray, 'A checklist of scene painters working in Great Britain and Ireland in the 18th Century', Theatre Notebook, Vol. XIX, No. 1, Autumn 1964, p. 15.
Resolution (Measurements):61 x 81.2 cm
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