Evening and the sun shoots its final rays over the Wicklow Mountains. Not even the Irish apocalyptic painter Francis Danby (1793-1861) could equal this for drama.
An early 19th century watercolour depicting Luggala, County Wicklow. The artist responsible was Cecilia Margaret Nairn, née Campbell (1791-1857), the daughter and wife of painters; exhibiting from the age of eighteen, she specialised in picturesque landscapes such as this nocturnal scene.
For further information on Luggala, see my article in this coming Saturday’s Irish Times magazine.