Ross Island in the lake of Killarney, from Innisfallen.
P. Sandby R.A. Pinx.t. T. Collyer Sculpt. Published according to Act of Parliament by G. Kearsly, in Fleet Street, Oct 2d. 1780.
Engraving 160 x 200mm. Slight spotting.
A view of Ross Castle, on the shore of Lough Leane in Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland, Engraved by Collyer after Paul Sandby, published in The Virtuosi's Museum.
A publication by which Paul Sandby's landscapes were rendered popular was The Copper Plate Magazine issued at a shilling a plate. It appeared monthly in oblong quarto, from October 1, 1774 to January, 1781, extending to some 150 plates. 108 of these were collected into a volume in 1778 and published by G. Kearsly as the Virtuosi's Museum, containing Select Views in England, Scotland, and Ireland, drawn by P. Sandby, R.A.; the whole series was republished as A Collection of 150 Select Views in England, Scotland, and Ireland, drawn by P. Sandby, Esq., R.A., first issued by Kearsly, and afterwards by Boydell, in 1781.
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