Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Menu Search


Drawn to the Page

IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption:

Artist:
Walker, Francis S.
Materials:
Ink
Techniques:
Photoengraving
Author:
Goldsmith, Oliver
Title of Publication:
The deserted village
Publisher:
Thos. De La Rue and Co.
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1884
Curator Comment:
The decline of rural communities is a theme in Goldsmith's poem. He laments the growth of trade and mercantilism that have led to the depopulation of his idealised village.
Note on artwork:
A man and his children descend some steps as a mixed crowd gathers to wave farewell to these and other emigrants as they are ferried out to the 'anchoring vessel' in the background.


We welcome feedback. If you have any further information or notice a mistake on this site, contact us

.