SIR FREDERICK WILLIAM BURTON RHA (IRISH 1816 – 1900)
The Little Scholar
Signed with initials FWB
Watercolour and bodycolour over pencil
42 x 33 cm (16 1/2 x 13 in)
Provenance: The Important Collection of Sir Thomas Lucas Bart., Lot 2, Christie’s June 7th 1902; Private Collection UK.
Purchased by Henry Seymour Guinness of Burton Hall, Stillorgan, Dublin (1858-1945).
He was Governor of thee Bank of Ireland and the first Protestant Senator in the Free State Senate. Thence by descent to his grandson the present owner.