The Golden Age of Dublin
In the 1790s a young artist decided to create a portrait of Dublin. James Malton’s timing was impeccable, as the second city of the British Empire was then among the most splendid in Europe, but Dublin went into a long decline after the Act of Union in 1800.
Malton died in obscurity at the age of 38. Today we owe the very idea of Georgian Dublin to this remarkable artist. His work is admired by millions of people every year, yet little is known about Malton himself.
This new book explores the life of a man whose work has become, as the Irish Times noted, “ubiquitous to the point of invisibility.” It is also a miniature biography of Dublin at the height of its golden age.
Author: Trevor White
Size: 14.8 x 21 cm, 80 pages
Publisher: The Little Museum of Dublin