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Oil of the Donnybrook Fair by Richard Barrett Davis (English, 1782-1854)

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Oil of the Donnybrook Fair by Richard Barrett Davis (English, 1782-1854)

Oil on canvas of the famous Donnybrook Fair, near Dublin by Richard Barrett Davis (English, 1782-1854). The reverse bears the label “Vicars Brothers Fine Art Dealers Printsellers and Publishers 12 Old Bond Street, London WI” and written in ink “Oil Painting, Donnybrook Fair R. B Davis”. 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. Provenance: Vicar Brothers, London Christie's New York, Important British and American Sporting Paintings, 8th June, 1984

This is a SOLD item and has been left in the Public Domain for research purposes. Images are available for public use with an acknowledgement to www.hamsheregallery.com

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Medium Group: Paintings

Year: Unknown


Breed: Horse

Artist: Davis, Richard






Dimensions: 23 x 34 inches


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