Ross Castle on the Lake of Killarney

Artist(s) : Luttrell Wynne (Draughtsman)

Architecturally precise sketch of Ross Castle on Ross Island, showing a road and buildings on the shore in front of the castle, and a connecting bridge. The scenery is composed of trees, mountains and a calm lake.

Image Details

Genre Landscape
Technique Wash drawings
Geographical Location
  • Ross Castle - Castle
  • Kerry - County
  • Munster - Province
Keywords(s) Bridges, Buildings, Castles, Lakes & ponds, Mountains, Towers, Trees
Colour Coloured
Dimensions 31.5 cm x 21.5 cm
Published / created 1774

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Journal and sketchbook, Ireland (1774)
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy PD/435 [image 18]
Source copy Formerly in Cornwall Record Office. PD/470-473, PD/435
Rights Now in private collection. No reproduction authorized.

Related text from travel account

Ross Castle is now converted in barracks for the soldiers of which some are always in garrison here.
Innisfallen is the largest Island except, Ross I. It consists of 28 acres finely wooded, and is situated nearly in the middle of the lake. The remains of an old Abbey upon an elevated point at one end of it give a venerable air to the spot. It now serves as a place of refreshment to those whose curiosity brings them here to view the charming prospects which this isle commands on every side. It has many beauties in itself a fine diversity of lawn amidst trees of all sorts, most of them finely grown, & some venerably in decay. The view towards Ross Castle with Mangerton towering above it is very beautiful – and of Tomies and well wooded Glena &c. is very fine and picturesque. [Unpaginated]
Ross Castle on the Lake of Killarney