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Drogheda Municipal Art Collection

The Mall - Drogheda Holy Year 1950 - Holy Year Cross on Millmount

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
1950 Ink on paper

Thomas Markey (1885-1967) a topographical and figure painter was born in Drogheda and was a carpenter for the Corporation of Drogheda. A self-taught artist he worked in oil and watercolour and also executed a set of drawings and engravings of historical buildings and scenes in the town

An engraving showing in the left foreground a tanker truck, In the right foreground a small stone monument to the right. In the right middle ground a large stone building flying two flags. In the middle foreground a man can be seen leaning on a wall and to his far right a truck fully loaded can be seen. In the left middle ground a church can be seen. To the right of it are several buildings and in the background a large circular tower can be seen with a large cross.