- Title - St. George's Church, Dublin
- Artist - W.H.Bartlett
- Date - 1829
- Size - 102mm x 158mm (245mm x 310mm Mount)
- Condition - Excellent. Detailed and expert hand colouring. These prints look lovely when framed. This one is mounted under cream card and ready to go.
Hand Coloured Bartlett Print of Dublin
An attractive print by Bartlett of Dublin's St. George's Church, seldom found hand coloured! Printed by Henry Fisher & Co., London, 1829
William Henry Bartlett was a prolific artist and an intrepid traveler. His work became widely known through numerous engravings after his drawings published in his own and other writers’ topographical books.
Bartlett's primary concern was to render "lively impressions of actual sights", as he wrote in the preface to The Nile Boat (London, 1849). Many views contain some ruin or element of the past including many scenes of churches, abbeys, cathedrals and castles, and Nathaniel Parker Willis described Bartlett's talent thus: "Bartlett could select his point of view so as to bring prominently into his sketch the castle or the cathedral, which history or antiquity had allowed".
Bartlett made sepia wash drawings the exact size to be engraved. His engraved views were widely copied by artists, but no signed oil painting by his hand is known. Bartlett is best known in Ireland as the illustrator of THE SCENERY AND ANTIQUITIES OF IRELAND, by J. Stirling Coyne and N. P. Willis, to which he contributed over 120 drawings. Many of which went through countless reprints throughout the latter part of the 19th century.
Bartlett died on board a French ship returning from a voyage to the Orient. Engravings based on Bartlett's views were later used in his posthumous History of the United States of North America, continued by B. B. Woodward and published c. 1856.
Attractive Coloured Print of Dublin
Item ID: 15694-0
: €58.00 (€59.83 Inc. VAT)