A Venetian mystery: two paintings by Walter Osborne in the Kildare Street and University Club, Dublin

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Title: A Venetian mystery: two paintings by Walter Osborne in the Kildare Street and University Club, Dublin
Authors: Milligan, Kathryn
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11275
Date: Jul-2019
Online since: 2020-02-12T14:38:28Z
Abstract: In 1916, Sir Robert Henry Woods (1865–1938), eminent surgeon and Unionist Member of Parliament, presented two large-scale paintings by Walter Osborne (1859–1903) to the University Club, Dublin, now known as the Kildare Street and University Club. Drawing on new research, this article seeks to counter the long-standing suspicions surrounding the attribution of these works to Osborne, and through hitherto unused contemporary materials, outline the circumstances of their creation, the larger group to which they once belonged, and the story they tell about an ambitious artist seeking to further his career in Victorian Dublin. Further to this, the case of Osborne’s Venetian paintings illuminates a previously unexplored area of collecting in nineteenth-century Dublin, demonstrating the networks that existed between the city’s artistic and professional élites.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Journal: Journal of the History of Collections
Volume: 31
Issue: 2
Start page: 373
End page: 382
Copyright (published version): 2018 the Authors
Keywords: PaintingsProvenance
Subject LCSH: Osborne, Walter F. (Walter Frederick), 1859-1903
DOI: 10.1093/jhc/fhy025
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Art History & Cultural Policy Research Collection

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