This painting by Jonathan Fisher was painted in the mid-late eighteenth century. It is currently hanging in Fota House in Cork, and they have generously given permission for it to be reproduced here. Click on the interactive image to find out more about the painting – you may need to install Flash Player to view it. Edit: See additional material in comments below.
While on the topic of Fota House, it is really well worth a visit. Any visit includes a house tour and anyone who is a fan of Downton Abbey (who isn’t!) will be in for a treat, as they recreate what life was like for wealthy families in Irish “Big Houses”. The gardens are absolutely spectacular too. You can find out more about the house at their learning zone.