View of the Lower Lake

View of the Lower Lake of Killarney, with two men and two women on the shore in the foreground. The four are elegantly dressed. A woman and a man are standing beside each other, facing the viewer. A younger woman faces the first two figures, and the second man stands by the water, looking into the distance with his back towards rest of the party. The lake stretches behind them. Two boats with passengers are on the water, and other two sails are visible in the distance. Foliage and trees in the foreground provide a natural frame to the picture.

Inscribed in Image

  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – View of the Lower Lake

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Etchings
Subject(s) Nature
Geographical Location
  • Lough Leane - Lake
  • Kerry - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Boats, Lakes & ponds, Mountains, Passengers, People, Women
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 8.2 cm x 8.7 cm
Published / created 1846

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account The Killarney Poor Scholar
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy opp. p. 137
Source copy National Library of Ireland Ir 82389 s 78
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

They visited the fine park of Lord Kenmare, from which the verdant islands of the Lower Lake, with their gigantic boundaries, are seen to great advantage; while in the centre of these the awful and picturesque inlet to the Upper Lake awakens in every breast a curiosity to explore its devious recesses. This passage between the Upper and Lower lakes is nearly three miles long, perpetually varying in its irregular and serpentine course. They proceeded thence, after enjoying the beautiful prospect, direct over Flesk bridge to the bank of the river, and from which all the scene is enriched by a fine sloping wood to the water’s edge, whose stream joins the Lake below Cahernane. After stopping to survey the scene from this point also, with Mucruss peninsula at the left, // and Killarney on the right, they went forward for Cloghereen; and passing through the village of Mucross, then began gradually to ascend Mangerton; for Mangerton, although not strictly belonging to the Lake, well deserves to be visited. [pp. 137-138]
View of the Lower Lake