Cabin at Drumcondra

Description

This aquatint view – attributed simply to an artist with the initial ‘B’ – depicts a run-down cabin in the village of Drumcondra, close to Dublin

‘B’ illustrated similar cabins in artwork that was used as the basis for On the Commons at Bray: both scenes record to the living conditions of the rural Irish poor prior to the devastation and mass migration caused by the Great Famine (1845– 49).

The scene, originally published by Francis Jukes (1745–1812) in around 1804, is part of King George III’s Topographical Collection.

Full title:
Cabin at Drumcondra. / B delt. Dublin. ; Jukes fect London.
Published:
London
Publisher:  
Francis Jukes
Created:
c. 1804
Format:
Print / Aquatint
Creator:
Unknown [Artist]
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Maps K.Top.53.26.

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