An imperial plate of a painting in the National Gallery of Ireland just around the corner from the Library. An unusual one I imagine with a strange scene that clearly was not witnessed by the artist. Men in armour, long sharp spears, castles on the hill and dead and dying in the foreground. A time of great rejoicing it was not!
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Circa 1865 - 1914
NLI Ref: L_IMP_4417
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons