Description

This aquatint view of the north prospect of the lower lake of Killarney, or Lough Leane as its otherwise know, is the first plate in the appendix to Jonathan Fisher’s Scenery of Ireland (1795–96).

Fisher, the artist and author of the views and the accompanying narrative, describes the scene as:

taken between the two points, Lord Kenmare’s park and Aghadoe. The range of mountains in this print commence on the left with part of part of Mangerton, descends to Turk [Torc], shews the open to the Eagle’s Nest and upper Lake, and retiring to Glena, conducts the eye nearly to the western extremity of the Lake – it shews the situation from that point of the principal islands on both sides of Ross, and form altogether a beautiful and striking picture (p. 12)

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