Black Lion Hotel, West Street, Dublin
 Black Lion Hotel, West Street, Dublin
Black Lion Hotel, West Street, Dublin

Black Lion Hotel, West Street, Dublin

 

 

An early 19th century charming and well executed folk art watercolour painting, depicting a street scene outside a hotel, 

which is identified as The Black Lion Inn, West Street, Dublin on bottom of the watercolour, hidden by the slip.

 

A horse and carriage exit from an entrance marked Hennesey & Son.  It was typical of the Georgian period to have a courtyard with stables behind the building.  Hennesey is a very common Irish name and may well have referred here to the owners of the coaching inn.

 

It's a very busy scene for with passers by,  soldiers crossing the road, and a man wearing an advertising board. 

 

In a rich maple frame with gilt slip and under glass.

 

There is some very light foxing.

 

Frame :  17.5" x 12.75"        44.5 cm x 32 cm

Sight:  13.5" x 9.75"            34 cm x 25 cm

 

SOLD

 

Ref:  455

 

Black Lion Hotel, West Street, Dublin