C1820

View of the Post Office & Nelson’s Pillar Sackville St, Dublin.

Rare Irish printed engraving of Sackville Street, now O’Connell Street, Dublin, looking from the General Post Office towards the Rotunda Hospital. Horse drawn carriages passing by, with the Union Jack pointing towards the west above the GPO. Reference: J.R. Abbey, Scenery … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

View of the Post Office & Nelson’s Pillar Sackville St, Dublin.

Date:

C1820

Condition:

Minor abrasion of surface at top, one small stain at centre, otherwise in very good condition with fresh original hand colouring.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

420mm 
x 260mm
AUTHENTICITY
View of the Post Office & Nelson's Pillar Sackville St, Dublin. - Antique View from 1820

Genuine antique
dated:

1820

Description:

Rare Irish printed engraving of Sackville Street, now O’Connell Street, Dublin, looking from the General Post Office towards the Rotunda Hospital. Horse drawn carriages passing by, with the Union Jack pointing towards the west above the GPO.

Reference:
J.R. Abbey, Scenery of Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860, London, 1952, 476

Sale of watercolour:
https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-6088897

Collections:
National Library of Ireland.: ET C120

William McCleary (1799 - 1820)

McCleary was one of the major Irish publishers of mainly pirated copies of London satirical prints. He began trading from premises located at 31 Lower Ormond Quay in 1791 and by 1798 his business had become sufficiently successful to allow him to move to a larger shop located on Nassau Street. McCleary’s decision in copying the caricatures of his rival and fellow Dubliner J. Sidebotham and undercutting the prices of the pirated versions of Sidebotham's caricatures. resulted into a long lasting feud between the two publishers. His trading addresses: 31 & later 18 Lower Ormond Quay (1791-1798) 21 Nassau Street, Dublin (1799, 1820) 32 Nassau Street, Dublin (1808) 39 Nassau Street, Dublin (1820)

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Samuel Frederick Brocas (1792 - 1847)

Born about 1792, the second son of Henry Brocas, senior. (q.v.). He was a successful student at the Dublin Society's School, obtaining a medal for flower-painting in 1801, one for etching in 1802, and another in 1807, for figure drawing. He practised in Dublin as a landscape painter, both in oil and watercolour, and his works painted broadly and with good colour possess considerable merit. He contributed to the exhibitions in Dublin in 1804, 1809 and 1812, and exhibited landscapes at the Royal Hibernian Academy between 1828 and 1847. He was a member of the Society of Irish Artists which held its first exhibition in 1845. 

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