Hermitage, tollymore

Hermitage, tollymore



Andrew Nicholl (1804-1886)
The Hermitage on the river Shimna at Tollymore, Northern Ireland

Signed lower right: A. Nicholl RHA
Watercolour heightened with bodycolour, stopping out, scratching out and gum arabic
35.8 by 53 cm., 14 by 20 3/4 in.

The Hermitage is a small stone shelter designed by James Hamilton (2nd Earl of Clanbrassil) in the 1770s in memory to his friend the Marquis of Monthermer. It is built into the side of the gorge above the river and was used as a place for ladies to shelter while the men fished