Westport House, County Mayo: the Morning or Toilet-room with a watercolour of the wife of the fifth Marquis of Sligo above the fireplace by James Wyatt
|Architect/Designer||Cassels, Richard (1690-1751)|
|Wyatt, James (1746-1813)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/IRE/13 (ES10882)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Country houses ; Art objects ; Fireplaces ; Living rooms ; Seating ; Furniture|
NOTES: Richard Cassels, a German architect living in Ireland, was engaged by John Browne, later the first Earl of Altamont, in 1732 to design the present east facade as part of a classical house laid out around the core of the earlier fortified house, O' Malley Castle. The house was further extended in the 1770s, but the two wings at the back of house were never completed. The artificial lake was created by the second Earl of Altamont (d.1780).
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