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Oil of The Donnybrook Horse Fair, Dublin by Richard Barrett Davis (English, 1782-1854)

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Oil of The Donnybrook Horse Fair, Dublin by Richard Barrett Davis (English, 1782-1854)

An oil on canvas of The Donnybrook Horse Fair, Dublin by Richard Barrett Davis (English, 1782-1854), painted on the artist’s visit to Dublin. The historic Donnybrook Fair was founded in 1204 by a royal charter of King John. Held in late August to mid-September, the fair became one of Ireland's principal markets. Today's dictionaries define Donnybrook as a free-for-all or brawl owing to the "rough merriment" for which the fair came to be known. The fair was abolished in 1868. English, circa 1830. Provenance: Vicar Brothers, London Christie's New York, Important British and American Sporting Paintings, June 8, 1984.


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Medium Group: Paintings

Year: 1830

 
 

Breed: Horse

Artist: Davis, Richard

 
 

 

 

 
 

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Dimensions: 25 x 34 inches

 
       
   
       
 




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