Waterloo Bridge, Cork

Artist(s) : Thomas Creswick (Draughtsman), Henry Wallis (Engraver)

Street view of South Gate Bridge, Cork, with its three arches intact, from the southern side of the River Lee. Small fishing skiffs and larger sailing boats are moored in the foreground or on the left close to the steps descending from the bridge. Taller masts can be seen downriver, beyond the bridge. On the right, a man and a woman, with a dog, are positioned close to the low wall between the road and the river, where creels and fishing equipment are stacked. Along the road behind them a variety of houses can be seen, with various figures and vehicles.
An oval oil painting of this scene by Thomas Creswick, ca 1836, is held in the National Museums Liverpool, Sudley House.

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – T. Creswick. / H. Wallis.
  • Caption outside of boundaries of image – Waterloo Bridge. Cork.

Image Details

Genre Townscape
Technique Etchings
Subject(s) Cities and towns, Transportation
Geographical Location
  • South Gate Bridge - Named locality
  • Cork - Town or city
  • Cork - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Baskets, Boats, Bridges, Buildings, Carriages & coaches, Dogs, Fishing, Hats, Horses, Men, People, Rivers, Ships, Women
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 11 cm x 11.8 cm
Published / created 1838

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Ireland Picturesque and Romantic
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy Vol. II, p. 258
Source copy National Library of Ireland Ir 9141 r 15
Alternative source

This is a link to a digital copy hosted by an external website.

Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Leaving Bantry for Cork, the traveller will at once lose the fine scenery he has for some time past enjoyed; and, although in the interval between Skibbereen and Ross there are some good views, the journey generally is deficient in interest. For a description of Cork I must refer to our volume of last year, and to the annexed view of Waterloo Bridge. [Vol. II, p. 258]
Waterloo Bridge, Cork