In Nicholas’ Shadow

Originally posted on Wide and Convenient Streets:
In the shadow of Saint Nicholas of Myra, Where salt waits, oil in its cruse. You will find your own way out of this maze. Harry Clifton, A Son! A Son! Parish School of the Parish of St Nicholas Without, on New St. In the Protestant parish of…

Of Russborough and Its Predicament

Originally posted on The Irish Aesthete:
In December 2006 the Alfred Beit Foundation sold a collection of more than sixty 15th and 16th century Italian bronzes at Christie’s for some €3.8 million. There was no public outcry. In November 2013 the Alfred Beit Foundation sold a collection of antique Chinese porcelain at Sotheby’s for €1.2…