Untitled (test proof for 'Beech Trees at Castlewellan, Ireland'); Lady Mabel ANN...
Untitled (test proof for 'Beech Trees at Castlewellan, Ireland')About this object
An unframed black inked wood engraving on thin translucent paper (rice or tissue) of a gnarled tree trunk amongst a stand of other trees, stumps and low growing plants on series of undulating hills set against a lake view with a towering hill in the background. A test proof for accession # 628.Maker
Woodcut on paperSubject and Association Keywords
Castlewellan is a village in County Down, Northern Ireland. Castlewellan was also the seat of the Earls Annesley with Castlewellan Castle, a Scottish Baronial castle built 1856-58 and Lady Mabel Annesley's home.
Castlewellan Castle overlooks Castlewellan Lake and is close to the entrance of an arboretum, now part of the Castlewellan Forest Park. The arboretum was established in 1740 and Lady Mabel's father actively secured specimens for the arboretum. The castle is now a Christian conference centre.
Gifted by Lady Mabel Annesley's great grand-daugher, Emma Earl, in 1994Object Type
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