|Main Creator:||Malton, Thomas, 1726-1801, artist.|
View of the tower and church on the Hill of Slane, County Meath, Ireland, showing two people in the left foreground.
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[between ca. 1785 and 1801].
Title inscribed on a label attached to verso of painting but since then removed during the course of conservation.
Before conservation this painting was mounted onto a piece of board which was then removed. During the course of conservation another drawing was discovered on the mount. See 2122 TX (104a) for more details on this drawing.
Inscribed on label removed from verso of painting: No. 98 O. Being out of a series of drawings of Irish Antiquities belonging to the late Austin Cooper F.S.A.
This watercolour was probably originally commissioned by William Burton Conygham, and came into Austin Cooper's possession when he acquired the library of Burton Conygham in 1810.
Physical description: 1 painting : watercolour ; 22.5 x 16.4 cm.
Attributed to Thomas Malton (1726-1801), father of James Malton (1748-1804), the engraver of the famous views of Dublin. Thomas Malton Senior came to Ireland in 1785, and was himself an engraver, having engraved two drawings by Francis Wheatley (1747-1801) of Dublin subjects. It is likely that this painting may have been commissioned by Colonel William Burton Conyngham, who lived in the castle at the foot of the hill of Slane, County Meath, Ireland.
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|Coo 2122 TX (104)||
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Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland.