The Sinking of Recovery, 1787

The Sinking of Recovery, 1787

Notes on the sinking of a ship, on which John La Touche and General Daniel Corneille, former Governor of St Helena, owned some of the goods on board. Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
Grafton Street, Dublin City

Grafton Street, Dublin City

Grafton Street started life as a small, medieval cattle track that wound alongside the east bank of the Stein, the river that now flows underground between St Stephen’s Green and Trinity College. In 1671 this route was deemed ‘so foule and out of repaire that persons...
Libertas – 18th Century Murals in South Africa

Libertas – 18th Century Murals in South Africa

Located in the vineyard belt outside the historical university town of Stellenbosch, South Africa, this celebrated "Cape Dutch" farmhouse dates back to 1699. Restored in the late 20th century, it is home to a fabulous collection of 18th century murals by the Dutch...
When College Green was Green

When College Green was Green

This handsome painting of the Irish capital’s College Green dates to circa 1753 and is the work of Dublin-born Joseph Tudor, the principal landscape painter of his day, who actually lived – and died – on Dame Street. He was employed by Dr....