Glennan in the County of Monaghan

Description

This watercolour view of the village of Glennan, County Monaghan, in the province of Ulster was made in 1771 by an unknown artist. 

The view – part of the King’s Topographical Collection – depicts traditional, if exceptionally sturdy-looking, stone built Irish cabins. Made before the Great Famine (1845– 49) decimated rural Ireland, this view records a mode of living, and the architecture that represented it, which was all but erased from the landscape by the mid-19th century.

Full title:
A Drawn View of Glenman in the County of Monaghan, 1771
Created:
1771
Format:
Drawing / Pen and Ink and Watercolour
Creator:
Unknown [Artist]
Usage terms

Public Domain in most countries other than the UK.

Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Maps K.Top.55.3.

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