19C Irish Handcolored Aquatint Prints by James Malton of Scenes of Dublin – RARE

19C Irish Handcolored Aquatint Prints by James Malton of Scenes of Dublin.



19C Irish Handcolored Aquatint Prints by James Malton of Scenes of Dublin

Set of 6 VERY RARE, VALUABLE AND IMPORTANT hand-painted aquatint prints of Dublin, Ireland scenes.

These were printed by Cahill Printers Ltd. circa 1880.

Cahill Printers Ltd have been in existence since 1866 and acquired the rights to print these copies of the original watercolors by James Malton (1761 – 1803).

19C Irish Handcolored Aquatint Prints by James Malton of Scenes of Dublin.

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James Malton (1761–1803) was an Irish engraver and watercolourist, who once taught geometry and perspective and worked as a draughtsman in the office of the celebrated Irish architect James Gandon. He was the son of the architectural draughtsman Thomas Malton the elder.

James Malton is best known for Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin, a series of twenty-five engravings originally published between 1792 and 1799. Malton's coloured prints from this work, which depict many of the new public buildings erected, capture the architectural metamorphosis Dublin underwent in the eighteenth century. His later publications include Four Views in Devon (1800), a small collection of aquatints after F. Keenan, and Essay on British Cottage Architecture (1804).

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Malton

19C Irish Handcolored Aquatint Prints by James Malton of Scenes of Dublin.

These scenes are: (in order):

Rotunda & New Rooms,

Great Court Yard Dublin Castle,

Government House (College Green with Trinity College),

Trinity College Library,

Charlemont House,

View from Capel Street to Essex Bridge.

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These prints are very rare and really hard to find.......especially ones from 1880 !!!


They are in super condition.

Other prints, like these..... but not as old....... have sold very successfully at Auction in the past few years.

19C Irish Handcolored Aquatint Prints by James Malton of Scenes of Dublin.

With the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising in Dublin in 2016......these are even more desirable !!!

This is your chance to own a piece of Dublin history !!!

19C Irish Handcolored Aquatint Prints by James Malton of Scenes of Dublin.

Provenance: Bought from a reputable dealer in Dublin, Ireland.

Dimensions: 18" x 13" each

Price: $12,000.00 for all 6. Sale Price Now: $8,000.00