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Lot 116: Edwin Lyon ARHA (18/19TH CENTURY)Bust of Arthur St. George Esq.Wax bust on circular timber base and contained within glass dome, 31cm high including base, 25cm diameter including base Signed, inscribed and dated 30 April 1834Although Lyon never e

Important Irish Art 7th December 2016

by Adam's

December 7, 2016

Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland

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Description: Edwin Lyon ARHA (18/19TH CENTURY)Bust of Arthur St. George Esq.Wax bust on circular timber base and contained within glass dome, 31cm high including base, 25cm diameter including base Signed, inscribed and dated 30 April 1834Although Lyon never exhibited at the RHA, he was made ARHA in 1836, the year that he is thought to have died. Little is known of his life but Strickland mentions two other busts in wax.Arthur St George built Kilrush House in Freshford, Co Kilkenny, the family having hitherto lived in an old castle nearby. The St. Georges are a Norman family who came to Ireland in the 16th Century. They were very active in political and cultural circles 17th and 18th Centuries. The architect William Robertson who was working at Kilkenny Castle was employed to design Kilrush House which still remains in the family today.

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