Sketch of Sir Aston Webb by Sir William Orpen R.A., R.H.A. for auction at Morgan O’Driscoll, Co Cork. Important Irish Art – Bidding Ends 28th June 2021. Estimate €2,000 t0 €3,000 (see link to auction below).
Sir Aston Webb G.C.V.O., C,B,, R.A., F.R.I.B.A. (1849 – 1930) was a British architect who designed the principal facade of Buckingham Palace, the main building of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal College of Science for Ireland which now houses the Irish Government Buildings (Dept. of the Taoiseach).
Sale includes a letter from Webb to Scottish born landscape painter Sir David Murray R.A., H.R.S.A., R.S.W. (1849 – 1933).
Photo by Priory Studios of Irish Government Buildings (designed by Sir Aston Webb).
Link to auction – https://www.morganodriscoll.com/…/sir-william…/74747
Post by Dominic Lee, William Orpen Research Archives.