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Irish School
Watercolour on paper
45 x 28cm


Presented by Mr Alfred Dobbin, 1955

Lady Kate Dobbin

Irish School

Lady Dobbin was born in Bristol, England. She studied in Cork under H. Scully RHA, and became a landscape painter, mainly in watercolours. Over a long career, between 1894-1947, she exhibited a very large number of paintings at the RHA. She lived at a variety of addresses in Cork: at 4 Belgrave Place (1894-97), at Frankfurt (1904-21), at 6 Adelaide Place (1922), and finally at the Hotel Imperial from 1925 onwards.

She represented many scenes in and around Cork: of St. Patrick Street, Shandon and Blackrock, along the River Lee, of Ballyvolane, Carrigloe, Inniscarra, Riverstown, Little Island and Kinsale. She favoured river scenes, estuaries, low tide, etc. One of her few portraits was of Sir Alfred Dobbin (1907). She was painting in Galway, Roundstone and Connemara (eg. Gathering Turf in Connemara 1909), c.1909-1912, and at Dingle and Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry in 1916. She also made visits to Somerset and Bath. In her later years she painted an increasing number of flower pieces.


Cork Art Galleries Catalogue 1953
Royal Hibernian Academy. Index of Exhibitors 1826-1979 by Ann M. Stewart