Claregalway Castle and Abbey in the 19th century in depictions of Ireland by William H. Bartlett (Click on photo to enlarge)
by Colm on May 12, 2014 in Archaeology blogs, Irish Archaeology Sites
This blog post contains a selection of excellent 19th century illustrations of historic Irish sites. They were produced by William Henry Bartlett, a noted British artist, who was born in London in 1809. He specialised in landscape drawings and had a particular fondness for ancient monuments, which he often incorporated into his images. Bartlett visited Ireland during the 1830s and while here produced a fine collection of engravings that were subsequently published in ‘The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland‘. A number of these images are shown below.