The Four Law Courts, Dublin

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

View of the Four Courts from upriver. There is an assortment of boats on the river: a barge, a larger craft with a canopy, four oarsmen and a man with a banner, as well as rowing boats and punts of various kinds, some carrying passengers. Traffic on the quay in front of the Four Courts features a coach, an open carriage, and small groups of pedestrians. Elsewhere, the scene includes further vehicles, two bridges and a line of city buildings receding into the distance along the south quay.
This print was incorporated by Miss Hammill in her diary of travels in Wales and Ireland (1828-1829). It appeared in G.N. Wright's Ireland Illustrated (1831), dated 1830, and in Wakeman's Dublin Delineated [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. / Owen.
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – The Four Law Courts, Dublin.

Image Details

Genre Townscape
Technique Engravings
Subject(s) Architecture, Cities and towns, Transportation
Geographical Location
  • Four Courts, Dublin - Named locality
  • Dublin - Town or city
  • Dublin - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Boats, Bridges, Buildings, Government facilities, People, Rivers, Women
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 10 cm x 15.6 cm
Published / created 1830

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Diary of travels in Wales and Ireland
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy opp p. 50
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
The Four Law Courts, Dublin