[Clew Bay near Newport]

Artist(s) : Arthur Young (Draughtsman)

View of Clew Bay from a headland about four miles from Westport House (probably Roscahill or Rosnakilly). The bay is scattered with several small islands and mountains are visible on either side. The illustration is a greyscale ink wash drawing with a light blue wash frame.

Inscribed in Image

  • Instructions to binder – 218

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Wash drawings
Subject(s) Marines, Nature
Geographical Location
  • Roscahill - Townland
  • Mayo - County
  • Connaught - Province
Keywords(s) Bays (Bodies of water), Islands, Mountains, Seas
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 18.1 cm x 21.3 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. 218
Source copy National Library of Ireland LO 10203
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

August 30th, rode to Rosshill, four miles off, a headland that projects into the bay of Newport, from which there is a most beautiful view of the bay on both sides; I counted thirty islands very distinctly, all of them cultivated under corn and potatoes, or pastured by cattle. At a distance, Clara rises in a very bold and picturesque stile; on the left, Crow Patrick, and to the right, other mountains. It is a view that wants nothing but wood. [p. 218]
Clew Bay near Newport