"The Saloon at Castle Coole"
Oil on canvas
T.P. Flanagan was invited by the 8th Earl of Belmore to paint the eighteenth century neoclassical mansion of Castle Coole and its surrounding estate. The two developed a lasting friendship. The resulting suite of paintings capture a strong sense of place and history. The artist’s precise draughtsmanship reflects the classical symmetry of the architecture. Lord Belmore describes the works as seeming to, ‘capture a moment in time, something that is actually contained; the clock is stopped…’ (Quoted in ‘T.P. Flanagan’ by S.B. Kennedy, Four Courts Press, 1995)
Presented by the Earl of Belmore
The Artist's Estate