[Powerscourt Waterfall]

Artist(s) : Arthur Young (Draughtsman), Isaac Taylor, the Elder (Engraver)

View of Powerscourt Waterfall. The water falls from the rocks on the top right-hand corner of the image, and descends behind a group of trees in the foreground, on the left. Rocks and vegetation are on either side of the waterfall.

Inscribed in Image

  • Signature – I Taylor sculp.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Engravings
Subject(s) Nature
Geographical Location
  • Powerscourt Waterfall - Named locality
  • Leinster - Province
  • Wicklow - County
Keywords(s) Cliffs, Rivers, Trees, Waterfalls
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 15.3 cm x 19.4 cm
Published / created 1780
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Bibliographical Details

Travel Account A Tour in Ireland [Young]
Contributor(s)
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy frontispiece
Source copy National Library of Ireland J.9141.YOU/1780
Alternative source

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

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Related text from travel account

Breakfasted at the inn at Tinnyhinch, and then drove to the park to see the water-fall. The park itself is fine; you enter it between two vast masses of mountain, covered with wood, forming a vale scattered with trees, through which flows a river on a broken rocky channel: you follow this vale till it is lost in a most uncommon manner, the ridges of mountain closing, form one great amphitheatre of wood, from the top of which, at the height of many hundred feet, bursts the water from a rock, and tumbling down the side of a very large one, forms a scene singularly beautiful. At the bottom is a spot of velvet turf, from which rises a clump of oaks, and through their stems, branches, and leaves, the falling water is seen as a back ground with an effect more picturesque than can be well imagined; these few trees, and this little lawn, give the finishing to the scene. The water falls behind some large fragments of rock, and turns to the left, down a stony channel, under the shade of a wood. [p. 92]
Powerscourt Waterfall