Drogheda Municipal Art Collection

Old Dugort, Achill Island

Sarah Purser

b. 1848 - d. 1943
Oil on panel

In 'Old Dugort, Achill Island', the freedom of paint handling in the clouds, in the immediate foreground and in the distant houses demonstrates Sarah Purser's ability to capture and render a scene en plein air.

An oil landscape painting depicting a village nestled on a hill close to the coastline, which is visible as a deep blue streak on the left middle-ground below a large cloudy sky. There is a meandering stream snaking across the foreground.