Drogheda Municipal Art Collection

A Busy Day at Drogheda Port

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

An ink on paper scene showing in the foreground several large steel beams on the ground. In the middle ground a ship can be seen docked as well as a cranes arm carrying barrels.