Drogheda Municipal Art Collection

A View of the Cord Cemetary and Viaduct

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 middle ground a stone church with a large wooden door, above which is a circular window and on the roof a Celtic cross. To the left from the foreground leading to the background gravestones can be seen. Beside the church a large tree can be seen. In the right background a train can be seen with carriage behind it.