The Boyne Water and the spot where Schomberg fell

Artist(s) : Thomas Colville Scott (Draughtsman)

View of River Boyne. The Boyne Obelisk, standings upon its rocky base, dominates the centre of the image. The lake stretches on the right of the obelisk and into the background. There is a fishing boat with three figures on the lake, and two figures are barely visible near the base of the obelisk.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – The ‘Boyne Water’ & the spot where Schomberg fell

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Pencil works
Subject(s) Nature, Rural life
Geographical Location
  • The Boyne Obelisk - Named locality
  • Louth - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Boats, Fishing, Obelisks, People, Rivers
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 10 cm x 5.6 cm
Published / created 1853

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Ireland: Journal of a visit to Connemara
Note Thomas Colville Scott
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy p. 128
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 49525
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

On the 14th June 1690 he [William of Orange] landed at Carrickfergus, and on the first July following was fought the battle of the Boyne. This decisive victory cost William the life of his master spirit ‘Schomberg’, but ridded the kingdom of a King who was actively mischievous to half Europe and it especially restored to Ireland her famed seats of learning which had been converted into Barracks, – her peasantry which had been drilled into rebel soldiers (and her individual freedom in thought and action which had been wrenched from her by Alien and intolerant Priesthood). [pp. 127-128]
The Boyne Water and the spot where Schomberg fell