DiCamillo Companion

Glyde Court (Rosy Park)

  • Collections: A 1907 portrait of the 4th (and last) Baronet and his family, "The Vere Foster Family" by William Orpen, is today in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland (see "Images" section). "Pope Pius VII Walking in the Quirinal Gardens," a circa 1805 painting by Francois-Marius Granet, today in the collection of the Frick Collection, New York City, hung at Glyde Place until the canvas's 1982 sale from the house. It's almost certain that the painting was in the collection at Glyde because of Elizabeth "Bess" Foster (née Hervey, wife of John Thomas Foster), one of the participants in the infamous 18th century threesome that included the 5th Duke of Devonshire and his first wife, Georgiana (Bess became the duke's second wife after Georgian's death). After the passing of the 5th Duke, Bess (see "Images" section) made her home in Rome until her own death in 1824, where she held salons and was an active part of the arts community. It seems likely that Bess purchased "Pope Pius VII Walking in the Quirinal Gardens" during her time in Rome and that it was sent to Glyde, the Foster family home, after her death. A circa 1805 portrait of Bess ("Lady Elizabeth Foster") by Thomas Lawrence is today in the collection of National Gallery of Ireland.

  • Title: Frick Collection Members' Magazine, The
    Author: Various
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: Volume 22, Number 2, Fall 2022, pgs. 10-11
    Publisher: New York: The Frick Collection
    ISBN: 1534-6412
    Book Type: Magazine

    Title: Guide to Irish Country Houses, A
    Author: Bence-Jones, Mark
    Year Published: 1988
    Reference: pg. 141
    Publisher: London: Constable and Company
    ISBN: 0094699909
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Unknown

    Park Listed: Unknown

  • Past Seat / Home of: John William Foster, 18th century; John Thomas Foster, until 1796; Sir Augustus John Foster, 1st Bt., until 1848; Sir Frederick George Foster, 2nd Bt., 1848-57; Rev. Sir Cavendish Hervey Foster, 3rd Bt., 1857-90; Sir Augustus Vere Foster, 4th Bt., 1890-1947; Foster family here until 1982.

    Current Ownership Type: Unknown

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Ruinous

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No