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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption: Mulholland's Linen Mills

Caption:
Mulholland's Linen Mills
Artist:
Burgess, James Howard
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Wood engraving
Author:
Hall, Samuel Carter
Title of Publication:
Ireland: its scenery, character, & c., Vol. III
Publisher:
How and Parsons
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1841
Curator Comment:
Samuel Carter Hall (1800-1889) and his wife Anna Maria (1800-1881) compiled a three volume guide to Ireland between the years 1841-1843, entitled Ireland: its scenery, character etc. A chapter is dedicated to each of the thirty-two counties. The volumes describe the social, cultural and economic life of the country before the impact of the Great Famine. The texts are richly illustrated with wood engravings after designs by Irish and British artists including Andrew Nicholl, Thomas Creswick, Thomas Crofton Croker and Daniel Maclise.
Note on artwork:
This image is a depiction of Mulholland's linen mills located on Henry Street, Belfast. The original drawing was by James Howard Burgess (1817-1890) which was wood engraved by Stephen Sly (fl. 1837-1847). The image, of a large imposing modern building, signifies the importance of the linen industry to the Ulster economy in the nineteenth century.


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