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Mount Merrion House - The Deer Park - William Ashford pictures

The landscape painter William Ashford made a number of views of Mount Merrion in around 1800 to 1806.
There is a large collection of black and white drawings dated 1806. These are at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
There are also various colour paintings - apparently of a year or two earlier. These are at the Fitzwilliam Museum. There is also one at Wilton House.

Here are some of the views of the Deer Park at Mount Merrion.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

 

 

List of views of Mount Merrion made in 1806 by William Ashford.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



The Deer Park, Mount Merrion (frontispiece of his collection of views), 1806.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



"The wood-house on the north terrace", 1806.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



"Mount Merrion: view from the rear of the fir grove", 1806.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



"Mount Merrion: view near the great willow", 1806.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



"Mount Merrion: view near the spring in the warren", 1806.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



"Mount Merrion: view near the north terrace of the bay and hill of Howth", 1806.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



"Mount Merrion: view near the gothic building of the bay and hill of Howth", 1806.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



"Mount Merrion: the gothic building at the end of the north terrace", 1806.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



"Mount Merrion: view from the south side of the fir grove", 1806.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



"Mount Merrion: view from the rear of the ash grove", 1806.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



The Deer Park, Mount Merrion, must be c.1800.
Looking E to the sea. Dublin Bay and Howth Head in distance.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



The Deer Park, Mount Merrion, 1804.
Looking NE to Dublin city and the sea.
This is some now-vanished structure.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Also here.




The rocks



"Mount Merrion: view near Mount Anville gate", 1806.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



Mount Merrion 300 exhibition says the rocks drawn by William Ashford are the steep rocks at location "6" on their map.



The rocks at location "6".
Photo 2012. See full size and other angle.



The Deer Park, Mount Merrion, must be c.1800.
Used here with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.





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