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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption: Interior of Marsh's Library

Caption:
Interior of Marsh's Library
Artist:
Barton, Rose
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Lithographic Reproduction
Engraver:
Photographic process
Author:
Gerrard, Frances
Title of Publication:
Picturesque Dublin: old and new
Publisher:
Hutchinson and Co.
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1898
Curator Comment:
The illustrations created by Barton closely relate to the descriptive text by Frances A. Gerard.
Note on artwork:
Though reproduced in black white, the textural qualities of Barton's watercolour technique are clearly visible. Built in 1701, Marsh’s Library was the first public library in Ireland. The painting above the door is of the founder of the library, Archbishop Narcissus Marsh (1638-1713).
References:
Snoddy (2002), ODNB online, DIB online


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