Portrait of a barefoot girl, carrying two baskets, and wearing a long dark shawl over an embroidered dress. A hilly landscape and a cottage are shown in the background.
Inscribed in Image
|Subject(s)||Manners and customs, Rural life|
|Keywords(s)||Baskets, Folklore, Peasants, People, Shawls, Women|
|Dimensions||10.4 cm x 16.3 cm|
|Published / created||1837|
|Travel Account||Ireland Picturesque and Romantic|
|Print or manuscript|
|Location of image in copy||Vol. II, facing p. 154|
|Source copy||National Library of Ireland Ir 9141 r 15|
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|Rights||Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland|
Related text from travel account
|The scenery was occasionally pretty till after we had passed the little town of Stranorlan — where, by the same token there was a large cattle fair going on in the street, and, among the crowd, the identical young girl whom the reader will see on the opposite page. She is a "rich" but not a "rare" specimen of what in England would be a market girl, although in Ireland the young lady is in all probability the daughter of a small farmer. It would seem to be hardly time to expect a change in physiognomy, for we are still in the north; but certainly the glowing eyes of the true natives begin at this place to mingle with the wary and yet tranquil orbs of the settlers of King James. At the fair the people were, with hardly an exception, respectably clothed. [Vol. II, p. 154]|