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Drogheda Municipal Art Collection

The Entrance to Ballsgrove Estate 1965

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
1965 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,

In the left foreground two men can be seen digging, several tools are visible. In the middle ground a large stone entrance way, in the left background two figures can be seen on the hill.