Rare Cashel Archdiocese paintings sold at auction

Eoin Kelleher

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Rare Cashel Archdiocese paintings sold at auction

Some rare works of art commissioned by the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly in the 19th century, went under the hammer at an auction recently in Co. Kilkenny.

Chatsworth Fine Art Sale, held in Chatsworth Street, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, on March 7th, contained Catalogue 302.

Lots 268 to 271 comprised four rare paintings of Cashel Archdiocese Archbishops and senior Clergymen, dating from the early to mid 19th Century.

The paintings were sold for between €300 and €500.

They included: Lot 268, described as “Mid-19th Century Irish School” Michael Slattery, Archbishop of Cashel 1834 – 1857,” O.O.C., half length Portrait of a Gentleman seated in clerical garb, approx. 89cms x 69cms (35″ x 27″) in heavy gilt frame. Sold for €500, Estimate: €400-600.

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