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Landscape & Heritage

This virtual exhibition entitled Landscape & Heritage from the Museum’s art collection showcases the beautiful landscapes and the rich heritage found right on our doorsteps.  Some are familiar scenes that have been painted by many artists throughout time where others are less known but nonetheless significant.

List of Works

1

Armagh County Museum

Stephen Conlin, pen detail pen and coloured illustration of a cut-away view of the Museum building. (57.2006)

2

Armagh Courthouse (1810)

Unknown 19th Century, watercolour Newly built courthouse left of centre flanked by its gateways and between the Sovereign’s house with its centre doorway is shown a small cottage and a gate and lodge at the observatory entrance. The wall of the Mall is shown without gates or piers. (1.1983)

3

Armagh (c1850-60)

Unknown 19th Century, oil on Canvas

This painting is a view of Armagh from the Newry Road. On the   very left is the Archbishops Palace, with the Church of Ireland Cathedral in the centre. The white building is the Roman Catholic Cathedral in the process of construction. This began in 1840 to the design of the Newry architect Thomas J Duff but was interrupted by the famine and the architect’s death in 1848. Work began again in 1854 but with a new design for the upper section which was to include the two spires, now so characteristic of the Armagh skyline. (6.1942)

4

St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral from the South (2006)

Karl Beutel  oil on board St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral from the South showing roof-top view over the City.

5

Armagh City (1819)

James Black Ink on paper this viewpoint is from the Clump hill (above the prison) and the town spreading down the hill from the cathedral.

6

The Palace, Armagh (1974)

Diana Cowdy, oil on board

7

Castle Dillon, Co. Armagh (c.1782)

Attributed to Jonathan Fisher, oil on canvas

A two storey manor house with wings and projecting entrance hall set in a hilly wooded demesne with a lake to the right. (153.1958)

8

Market Street, Armagh (c.1920)

Clara Irwin, Watercolour on paper depicts Market day with stalls and people above the steps with a horse and cart and groups of figures some with produce at the lower

level. The houses on the left hand side of the street are shown running   up to the cathedral and the houses of Cathedral Close.  (4.1953)

9

The Island Cross, Tynan

Lady Daphney Pitt-Taylor, watercolour on paper (3.1954)

10

City of Armagh (1810)

James Black, oil on canvas shows the city from the Clump hill with the Cathedral with its spire in the centre from which the buildings spread down the hillside
towards the Mall. (156.1958