THAT ABRUPT MAGNIFICENCE Jonathan Fisher’s Views of Killarney
In 1770, Jonathan Fisher (1740-1809) was the first artist to produce a series of views of this County Kerry landscape when he painted six picturesque scenes of Killarney and its environs. These were subsequently reproduced as engravings which helped to develop the town, lakes, and mountains as a tourist destination, a project begun by Thomas Browne (1726-1795), 4th Viscount Kenmare.
Jonathan Fisher, Ist View of Killarney (detail), 1789. © Crawford Art Gallery