148 Daniel Van der Putten - Ballycowan Castle, Offaly - Oil Painting on Panel

 

The Magic of Ireland by Daniel Van Der Putten-  'Ballycowan Castle' Co. Offaly The Genius of Van Der Putten in Co Offaly, Ireland. Superb Large Painting by Daniel Van der Putten. This is a beautiful Painting of one of Ireland's hidden gems. The Ancient Castle at Ballycowan. Daniel Van Der Putten is Dutch born but resides and paints in the UK. Exhibited only in the fine st Galleries, it is a great honour to have a Van Der Putten in my Gallery and to have the only Painting of Ballycowan by Van Der Putten is a very rare honour. Van der Putten's majestic brush work captures with consummate finesse the magic of this rural scene. The Painting is framed in a fine quality Gilt Frame.

 

Painting Dimensions Width 22" (56cm) Height 16" (41cm) €7250

History

 

Ballycowan Castle is a castle located 4 km west of Tullamore, Co. Offaly. It was built in 1589 as a fortified house by Thomas Morres. The castle was built on the previous site of the O’Molloy castle or tower house called Baile-mhic-Abhainn which was destroyed by a fire in 1557. The adjacent tower was built by Sir Jasper Herbert and his wife Lady Jane Finglas in 1626 on land given to them during plantations. During the Cromwellian period the southern end of the castle was blown up from a hill 100 yards away. The lands on which the castle stood were confiscated and handed over to the Earl of Mountrath in 1666.