Bartlett engravings

I found these Howth engravings by W.H. Bartlett on eBay (from this excellent seller). Perhaps you'll recognize the images from some of my shots of Ireland?

Though it must be said: Bartlett was a big fat exaggerator. Just check out how he rendered Lambay Island in the background (positively alpine!) Or Ireland's Eye, in the middle, more like some epic Tolkien stronghold, than the wee island it is.

Still, exaggerated or not, walking on the pier in Howth always puts me in mind of that critical scene in Jane Austen's Persuasion (Alice, I know you will relate!) Especially on days when the sea is really lashing and the winds whipping and blowing. Now, where oh where is my very own Captain Wentworth?
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