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The Hill of Howth

The Hill of Howth

Artist: Atkins, Samuel

Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured

Date: 1813

Shelfmark: Ktop LIII

Item number: 27.c

Genre: Topographical Print

View of a ship sailing in Dublin Bay. Howth is a coastal village, nine miles north east of Dublin at the entrance to the harbour. It is actually an island that is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land which rises over 560ft from the sea. The word Howth is derived from the Danish word ‘hoven’ which translates as ‘head’. This sailing ship is flying the union standard and sailors can be seen both on deck and climbing the rigging.

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