Musée No:737.144Regular price £25.00
Design 23, Plate 25 of a Collection of Designs for Rural Retreats
Artist: James Malton
James Malton (1761–1803) was an Irish engraver and watercolourist, who once taught geometry and perspective and worked as a draughtsman in the office of the celebrated Irish architect James Gandon. Malton is best known for ‘A Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin’, a series of 25 prints originally published between 1792 and 1799. They are considered to be one of the most important series of engravings of the city depicting most of the principal buildings along with groups of figures and scenes of daily life at the time. The plates were executed in etching and aquatint by Malton himself, after his own drawings. Between 1792 and 1803 h exhibited 51 drawings of architectural subjects at the Royal Academy. He died of brainfever in London in 1803.