A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland; With Descriptive and Historical Letterpress Volume 1

A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland; With Descriptive and Historical Letterpress Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...Court, the seat of the Earl of Enniskillen, away towards Sligo. The deer park contains three hundred head of deer. The woods are planted with fine beech trees, said to be the first planted in Ireland; and one of them, Derigid Wood, dating from 1642, is said to be the finest oak wood in that kingdom. The estate was granted by King James I. to Sir Richard Waldron, of Leicestershire, who married Miss Farnham of the same county, and gave her name to the property, and it was purchased shortly after 1641 by Robert Maxwell, Bishop of Kilmore, lineal ancestor of the present Lord Farnham, and tho immediate successor of the celebrated Bishop Bedell. The house was built in the year 1700, and considerably enlarged in 1803, and further improved in 1839. It contains a very valuable and extensive library in all departments of literature, with illustrated works, prints, and drawings. The Museum has a splendid collection of minerals and geological specimens, as also antiquities from Pompeii, Herculaneum, and the ancient Etruscan cities, Roman cameos, Mosaics, and a large variety of other articles of vertu. The hothouses, greenhouses, and conservatory are rich in the rarest varieties of exotic and other plants. Among the valuable collection of paintings are the following: The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, by Tintoretto; The Washing the Disciples' Feet, by Tintoretto; A Pilgrim in the Desert, by Guercino; Barry, second Earl of Farnham, by Opie; Robert, first Earl of Farnham, by Slaughter, Sergeant Painter to George II.; The Honourable Mrs. Maxwell, sister to Lord Oriel, (better known as Mr. Foster, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons, ) with her eldest son, John, fifth Lord Farnham, by Angelica Kauffman; Two Landscapes, by Zuccherelli; Autumn, by Clinchet;...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236590414
  • 9781236590411