Howth House

Artist(s) : Francis Wheatley (Draughtsman), Thomas Milton (Engraver)

View of Howth Castle and grounds. There is a lady in the left foreground holding a parasol. She is standing with a dog and a child who is looking over at three servants. One, apparently a gardener, is leaning on a shovel, while another is seated on a wooden barrow. Two figures are sitting on a garden seat on the terrace to the right of the main entrance. Two other figures are seen under an arched entrance to the building in the right background. A row of six cannons is set out before a square area (or formal ornamental water feature) with paved surround and urns at each corner.

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – F. Wheatley del. / T. Milton sculp.
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Howth House.
  • Text outside of boundaries of image – London. Published by W. Marshall, No. 1, Holborn Bars. July 1 1831

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Copperplates
Subject(s) Architecture, Forts and fortifications
Geographical Location
  • Howth House - Castle
  • Dublin - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Agricultural equipment, Castles, Children, Dogs, Gardens & parks, Mansions, People, Women
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 13.1 cm x 19.8 cm
Published / created 1831

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Diary of travels in Wales and Ireland
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy opp. p. 19
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 34,290/1
Alternative source

This is a link to a digital copy hosted by an external website.
Rights National Library of Ireland
Howth House