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View of singular Rock near the Giants Causeway, Ireland

View of singular Rock near the Giants Causeway, Ireland

Artist: Bulman, J.

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1775

Shelfmark: Ktop LI

Item number: 50.e

Length: 32.2

Width: 46.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of the rocks from the caves at the Giant’s Causeway. The Causeway is situated in Country Antrim, Ireland and when William Thackeray, a 19th century novelist visited the site he described it thus,
'When the world was moulded and fashioned out of formless chaos, this must have been the bit over - a remnant of chaos.'
The Causeway is actually a mass of over 40,000 basalt columns, packed tightly together, the tops of each column forming a pathway of stepping stones. Over 60 million years ago the area was subject to intense volcanic activity and when the molten lava cooled it created these unusual rock formations.

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