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Lot 1638/0318

SOLD Hammer price: €2400, Estimate: €2000-3000

Stephen Catterson Smith (1806 – 1878)”John William Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough, half length in his robes,” 49″ x 40″ (124cms x 101cms). (1)* The painting was commissioned in 1846 on his appointment as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He served as Viceroy until his death in 1847. An exact version of this painting hangs in Dublin Castle.

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