Drogheda Municipal Art Collection

The Tholsel, Drogheda, Christmas Eve 1952

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
1952 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 of a street scene, showing in the middle background a large building with a large door and a clock on its tower. In front of the building several people with umbrellas can be seen. In the left foreground two figures can be seen on the street corner next to a street sign and on the right foreground two figures can be seen holding umbrellas.