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Castlebaldwin Castle (Bellanagarrigeeny Castle)

Item Code: RG-100041-s
Medium
Watercolour and ink
Date of Work
2004
Signed
Signed
Height (cm)
38
Width (cm)
57
Base price $2,368
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Signed, dated and titled watercolour with pen and ink.

From the artist's personal collection, hung on the walls of his house.

The castle outside the village of Castlebaldwin is a fortified 17th-century house rather than a medieval castle, with gun slits in the walls and a machicolation over the door. The walls of the castle are made from stones taken from a nunnery that was near the village. Castlebaldwin is situated near the Carrowkeel Passage Tombs.
Rigby Graham portraitPrincipally a topographic artist, Rigby Graham was born in Stretford in 1931. He moved to Leicester in his early childhood where he attended Leicester College of Art, specialising in mural painting. After teaching at local schools Graham returned to lecture at the College of Art, firstly in Graphic Design and Printing, then in Education and latterly in Bookbinding. He retired from teaching in 1983.

His work is influenced by Neo-Romantics but in his colour he owes much to German Expressionism and he is considered one of the most important landscape painters of the late 20th century. The archive of his work, now at Manchester Metropolitan University, is a central resource for the study of landscape painting, lithographic and wood-cut printing, book illustration and production and private presses. Rigby died in May 2015 after a long illness.
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