Drogheda Municipal Art Collection

A View of the Viaduct and the Irish Oil and Cake Mills

Thomas Markey

b. 1885 - d. 1967
1964 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 right foreground two swans swimming on a river. In the middle ground two men in a boat can be seen. In the left background the viaduct and several loading cranes. In the right background another loading crane can be seen and several industrial buildings. To the right of the crane a large smoke stack can be seen.