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 and paper scene showing in the left middle background several flatbed lorries. One has three men unloading the sacks that are on it. A crane can be seen with a large load of wood, to the right a ship is docked.