The blessing of the Clonbrock Collection is that it gives us insights into a very privileged aspect of Irish society at a time of change. The wealth, the opulence, the comfort were contrary to the everyday experience of the majority of the population, yet these were people who took an active part in Irish life within their own milieu. Today's image of a room crowded with fine furniture and featuring the portrait of a beautiful young woman can wing us back to that era that is now, sadly, gone!
Photographers: Dillon Family
Contributors: Luke Gerald Dillon, Augusta Caroline Dillon
Collection: Clonbrock photographic Collection
NLI Ref: CLON1166
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons