(b. ca. 1760, London, d. 1803, Marylebone)

The Portico of the Parliament House, Dublin

Pen and ink on watercolour, 457 x 610 mm
Private collection

This picture shows the portico of the Parliament House in Dublin, looking towards Trinity College. Malton's views of Dublin have defined our image of the Georgian city. Although widely popularised as prints - perhaps the most popular of all 18th-century Irish engravings - Malton's original watercolours are extremely rare, and show him to have been a draughtsman of outstanding quality.