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Historical Artworks

The History department holds paintings, prints and watercolours of historical and topographical interest dating from the mid-17th century to the present day. These include portraits of local personalities and figures of note; street scenes and town views; landscapes; views of events and occasions, both actual and envisaged; and depictions of notable buildings and structures.

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"Death of Cesar"

"Death of Cesar"

Political cartoon from the 1830s about Daniel O'Connell....

"The Irish Tutor"

"The Irish Tutor"

Political cartoon from the 1830s about Daniel O'Connell....

'Taking up a Passenger'

'Taking up a Passenger'

Post Office Coaching prints 'Car Travelling in the South of Ireland in the year 1856. Bianconi. Plate 4...

"Pitiful Looking Group"

"Pitiful Looking Group"

Political cartoon from the 1830s about Daniel O'Connell....

Guillamume Henri par la grace de Dieu Prince d' Orange et de Nassau & c.

Guillamume Henri par la grace de Dieu Prince d' Orange et de Nassau & c.

Williamite print featuring portrait of William III with Royal Arms...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Full page Williamite print showing a party of seven bishops being taken by boat to the Tower of London on the 18th June 1688. The inscription in Frenc...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Full page Williamite print showing an allegorical scene featuring Queen Mary among classical figures and tribute. The inscription in French refers to ...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Full page Williamite print showing the Prince and Princess. The Prince's hand is being kissed by a crowned and ermined female figure with allegorical ...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Full page Williamite Print depicting King James II landing at Kinsale in March 1689 amid a scene of battle. A fleet is visible in the background. The ...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Mounted Williamite print showing the Prince on horseback en route to a distant town. The annotation reads 'His Highness on his way to visit the Electo...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Full page Williamite print depicting William and Mary at the head of a group of nobles, a crowned canopy in the background, and a low cushioned dias i...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Mounted Williamite print showing the baptism of William III. An annotation beneath the print states 'Wm Henry baptised - the Deputy of the neighboring...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Full page Williamite print depicting King James being transferred into an open boat to be put ashore at Ambleteuse [sic] on 4 January 1689. The print ...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Full page Williamite print depicting the landing of His Royal Highness at the Bay of Exmouth to cheering crowds. The print is numbered '4' in pencil a...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Full page Williamite print depicting King James being transferred between two boats on a stormy night. The inscription in French refers to him fleein...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Full page Williamite print showing the little Triumphal Arch over the bridge of Losduyne. The print is numbered '17' in pencil and is bound in a book ...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Full page Williamite print showing a courtly scene with James II greeting Queen Mary, while a richly-dressed central figure [possibly Louis Phillippe]...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Full page Williamite print depicting His Royal Highness preparing to spend the night of 15th to the 16th November 1688 in a fisherman's cabin. The pri...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Full page Williamite print depicting the departure of William III from Hellevoetsluys for England in November 1688. The image features massed fleets a...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Full page Williamite print showing the King in state being approached by dignitaries. The inscription in French refers to 'the two chambers of Parliam...

The Life of William III

The Life of William III

Mounted Williamite Print showing the Prince William greeting various noblemen with veiled woman to the left. The annotation reads: 'His Highness is re...

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