|Method||Copper engraving with hand colouring|
|Artist||Henry Brocas after Samuel Frederick Brocas|
|Published||Published by J. Le Petit, Anglsea Street, Dublin [c.1840]|
|Dimensions||Image 250 x 405 mm, Plate 280 x 445 mm, Sheet 338 x 495 mm|
A plate showing College Green and the Bank of Ireland, now the Irish Parliament House, from 'Topography of Ireland', a set of twelve plates of views of Dublin.
Samuel Frederick Brocas (1792-1847) was a landscape watercolourist, engraver and illustrator who became the Master of Landscape and Ornament at the Royal Dublin Scoiety Art School. Though he excelled in animal art and commercial illustrations for magazines and periodicals of the time, his magnum opus was a set of twelve views depicting Dublin; the series of which this print belongs to.
Henry Brocas (1762-1837) was an Irish painter, draughtsman, and engraver. He was born and worked in Dublin. Self-taught, Brocas worked in watercolours and oils as well as being a prolific engraver. His engravings appeared in several Dublin publications and he also issued some separately published prints. He also taught at Dublin Society's School of Landscape and Ornament.
Condition: Repaired tears to verso.