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Powerscourt Waterfall, County Wicklow

Powerscourt Waterfall, County Wicklow

Artist: Roberts, Thomas Sautelle

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: Ktop LV

Item number: 45.d

Length: 40

Width: 55

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Powerscourt Waterfall in County Wicklow, Ireland. The waterfall on the River Dargle is the highest in Ireland, standing at 398ft. Mr and Mrs Hall, travellers in Ireland in 1840, visited the waterfall and wrote the following words in their journal,
“The far-famed Powerscourt waterfall is between two and three miles distant from the house, and is perhaps the most magnificent waterfall in the county of Wicklow. It is nearly perpendicular; its entire height being, it is said, about 300 feet, but it is only in winter or in very wet seasons that the water is precipitated the entire distance at a single bound and then it seems an immense arch of foam”.

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