Our next public meeting in the Foxrock Church Pastoral Centre is on

TUESDAY i9th November 2019

Our AGM will be instead of the short talk

Please come along and see how our club is running and have your own input.

MAIN TALKA new perspective on James Malton’s Picturesque and Descriptive Views of the City of Dublin

By Dr. Conor Lucey of U.C.D.

The engraver, watercolourist and draughtsman James Malton is best known for his ‘Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin’ – an outstanding series of 25 aquatint engravings initially published between 1792 and 1799.

Believed to have been born in London around 1760, he was the son of the architectural draughtsman Thomas Malton (1726-1801), and moved with his father to Dublin in 1785, where he worked as a draughtsman for the famous architect James Gandon who designed the Customs House (1781-91), the Four Courts (1786-95) and the King’s Inns (1795-1815). His tenure with Gandon was not a happy one, and Malton duly left to pursue his art.

In 1790 he exhibited two topographical landscapes at the Society of Artists in London, while at the same time working on his Dublin views. For each view, he produced a large-scale watercolour painting, followed by a drawing which was then printed using the etching and aquatint method which gives the work the look of a watercolour. Publication began in 1792 and continued until 1799 


All our meetings are held in the Foxrock Pastoral Centre, which is at the junction of the N11 and Kill Lane. We meet on the third Tuesday of every month between September and May. The meetings start at 20:00 and firstly is a short talk of 20 to 25 mins. this is then followed by the main talk. After the talks there is an opportunity for questions and answers. Then after the vote of thanks, tea and biscuits are served and you can get a chance to meet the speakers and ask questions you may have.

Admission for members is Free.

Admission for Non- Members is EUR 5.00


MEMBERSHIP – Our Annual Membership is EUR 25.00 and this covers free admission to our eight meetings in the year ( Admission is EUR 5.00  for non-members per meeting). Members also get first choice on our annual outing.  Membership  year is from January to December