The Victoria Hotel and Baths, Glenbrook, Co.Cork, Ireland

Victoria Hotel and Baths, Glenbrook , Co.Cork, Ireland
< Detail from a photo in the Lawrence Collection (R 3555): Courtesy the National Library of Ireland

In 1861, local historian Charles Bernard Gibson wrote that, ‘Viewed from the river, [the baths] remind the traveller of a Turkish temple on the Bosphorus.’ Hardly—though orientalism was still awaiting Edward Said for its modern interpretation.

And if the Irish painter John E Bosanquet was no Ingres, he too seems guilty of a certain romanticism in his painting of the hotel (Figs 20.5 and 20.6) if we compare it with a photograph of the baths taken around the same time. The baths are in the building with the four cupolas on the left.

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VICTORIAN TURKISH BATHS

by Malcolm Shifrin

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Historic England 2015
The University of Chicago Press 2016
ISBN: 978-1-84802-230-0

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