Fall Of The Polufuca On The River Liffey

Paul Sandby  (1731-1809)
gouache and watercolour
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Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria 1971
Collection Area
International Paintings
Gallery location
Not on display

This Irish scene, considered a great beauty spot in the eighteenth century, is another example of Sandby working up a major work from a sketch supplied by the amateur artist, John Dawson. The Falls are now under a hydro-electric dam! It is worth noting the figure leaning on the wall at the left, typical of Sandby, where he portrays the interaction between man and nature. The picturesque sensibility was one of actively relating to, and being involved with, the landscape.


Southern Grampians Shire Council

State Government of Victoria