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.
- Article by:
- Finola O'Kane
- Town and city
Finola O'Kane investigates how topographical depictions of cabins, cottages and dwellings shaped perceptions of Ireland in the 18th century and beyond.