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This etching of O'Sullivan's Cascade, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland was one of a series of six large views of Killarney published and sold by Jonathan Fisher (d. 1809) in 1770. All six etchings were made by Victor Marie Picot (1744-1805) after Fisher’s own paintings of the area. This view now forms part of the King’s Topographical Collection

By showcasing the area’s dramatic landscape and picturesque scenery Fisher’s series of prints helped to promote Killarney as one of Ireland’s premier tourist destinations in the 18th century and beyond. This etching takes O'Sullivan's Cascade as its subject: in order to demonstrate the scale and magnificence of the waterfall five figures are shown in various stances, at various vantage points, admiring the natural spectacle.

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