The College of Surgeons, Dublin

Artist(s) : William Henry Bartlett (Draughtsman), William Woolnoth (Engraver)

Exterior view of the Royal College of Surgeons from inside Stephen’s Green. Traffic consists of a horse-drawn open carriage, a man on horseback, and assorted pedestrians. Other figures include a man leaning on a park bench beside a seated woman holding the hand of a child with a toy cart, another couple and a woman with a parasol. These fashionably dressed figures, with their tall hats, elaborate bonnets and fine accessories, depict elegant city activity in the centre of Dublin.
This print was incorporated by Miss Hammill into her diary of travels in Wales and Ireland (1828-1829). It appeared, without date, in G.N. Wright's Ireland Illustrated (1831) and Wakeman's Dublin Delineated, both of which contain other plates individually dated between 1828 and 1831.

Rosalind M. Elmes and Michael Hewson, Catalogue of Irish topographical prints and original drawings (Dublin: Malton Press for the National Library of Ireland Society, 1975).
E. MacDowel Cosgrave, ‘A Contribution Towards a Catalogue of Nineteenth-Century Engravings of Dublin (Continued)', The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Fifth series, vol. 37, no. 1 (March 31, 1907), 41-60.
George Newenham Wright, Ireland illustrated: from original drawings by Geo. Petrie, W.H. Bartlett, T.M. Baynes and others (London: H. Fisher, Son, and Jackson, 1831).

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – W.H. Bartlett. / W. Woolnoth.
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – The College of Surgeons, Dublin.

Image Details

Genre Townscape
Technique Engravings
Subject(s) Architecture, Cities and towns, Manners and customs
Geographical Location
  • College of Surgeons, Dublin - Named locality
  • Dublin - Town or city
  • Dublin - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Carriages & coaches, Children, Coach drivers, Columns, Gardens & parks, Hats, Headgear, Heraldic devices, Horses, Men, People, Sculpture, Sports & recreation, Women
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 9.6 cm x 15.4 cm
Published / created 1828 - 1831

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Diary of travels in Wales and Ireland
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy opp. p. 22
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 Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland
The College of Surgeons, Dublin