- Title - A Prospective View of the City of Dublin, From Phoenix Park
- Published -Engraved for Middleton's Complete System of Geography
- Date - c.1770
- Size - 267mm x 160mm
- Condition - Very Good. Strong impression, fresh laid paper, some small scattered thumb prints, otherwise excellent. A lovely fresh example.
Scarce View of the City Dublin
Wonderful original late 18th Century print of Dublin, based on an earlier print by the painter Joseph Tudor, which was first published in 1753. According to Sir John T.Gilbert in his "History of Dublin", Tudor who lived in Dame Street, Dublin, 'was a painter who received several premiums from the Dublin Society for (his) landscapes.'
He died in 1759 and after the plate was first published by McArdell, then by Robert Sayer, and ultimately by Laurie & Whittle, it was to prove extremely popular and appeared after that in many different guises and publications for the next 50 or so years. (Please look at our other examples - all priced individually)
A lovely panoramic view, with the magazine hill in the Phoenix Park in the foreground. The eye is first drawn to the figures in period costume, on the hill in the foreground, looking towards a group of farm workers saving hay across the river. Just beyond them is the bridge at Islandbridge, with its mills and houses, and directly beyond that is the vista of a large metropolis, with spires, domes, towers and other fortifications.
This image was produced many times by many different publishers, and was a very popular view of Dublin. It is also a popular print today with collectors, and examples in good condition are becoming increasingly difficult to find. A wonderful fresh example of a beautiful view of Dublin.
Collectable Print of Dublin.
Reference : Bonar Law - Dub.M&P, Vol.1, Pg17, 34(i)
Item ID: 15679-0
: €225.00 (€232.09 Inc. VAT)