[Woods near Lucan]

Artist(s) : Arthur Young (Draughtsman)

View of a steep-sided heavily wooded valley near Lucan, with a river (the Liffey) and broad road or avenue. There is an apparently circular building on the right. A conical mountain forms the backdrop, with a circular wooded area on the slope facing the viewer.
Greyscale ink wash drawing with light blue wash border.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Nature
Geographical Location
  • Lucan - Town or city
  • Dublin - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Buildings, Estates, Mountains, Rivers, Trees
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 18 cm x 22.5 cm
Published / created 1780

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account A Tour in Ireland [Young; copy with unique drawings]
Print or manuscript Print
Location of image in copy opp. p. 16
Source copy National Library of Ireland LO 10203
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Viewed Lucan, the seat of Agmondisham Vesey, Esq., on the banks of the Liffy; the house is rebuilding, but the wood on the river, with walks through it, is exceeding beautiful. The character of the place is that of a sequestered shade. Distant views are every where shut out, and the objects all correspond perfectly with the impression they were designed to raise: it is a walk on the banks of the river, chiefly under a variety of fine wood, which rises on varied slopes, in some parts gentle, in others steep; spreading here and there into cool meadows, on the opposite shore, rich banks of wood or shrubby ground. The walk is perfectly sequestered, and has that melancholy gloom which should ever dwell in such a place. The river is of a character perfectly suited to the rest of the scenery, in some places breaking over rocks; in others silent, under the thick shade of spreading wood. [p. 16]
Woods near Lucan