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Photograph - Bonnettstown


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Ireland (photographed)

  • Date:

    1982 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bush, Andrew, born 1956 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    C-type print

  • Credit Line:

    Copyright Andrew Bush

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 909, box J1

Physical description


Place of Origin

Ireland (photographed)


1982 (photographed)


Bush, Andrew, born 1956 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

C-type print


Height: 28.2 cm, Width: 22.3 cm

Historical context note

Andrew Bush’s Bonnettstown series records the decaying elegance of a country house in Ireland which Bush visited for two years in the early 1980's, having met its owners by chance whilst hitchhiking in Europe. He has said, "I realised I had found a great subject in the remnants of a European aristocratic lifestyle, in four elderly people living together in the deteriorating splendour of a glorious estate." Bush focusses on objects normally ignored or taken for granted, such as the cord of a lamp or the dial of a thermostat. Human presence and emotion are suggested through the marks made on such objects by their habitual and daily use.

Descriptive line

C-type print from 'Bonnettstown', Andrew Bush, 1982



Subjects depicted

Interior; Door; Rooms; Chair




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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