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Watercolour - Galway Peasants
  • Galway Peasants
    Topham, Francis William, born 1808 - died 1877
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Galway Peasants

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Ireland (made)

  • Date:

    1857 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Topham, Francis William, born 1808 - died 1877 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs R. Ellison

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 74

Topham had trained as an engraver before becoming a watercolour painter. He travelled and sketched in Ireland and Spain, where he died. He specialised in figure subjects, frequently depicting peasants in picturesque costume.

Physical description

Watercolour of a girl carrying a smaller child in a landscape.

Place of Origin

Ireland (made)


1857 (made)


Topham, Francis William, born 1808 - died 1877 (artist)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 39 cm, Width: 31.2 cm

Descriptive line

Watercolour by Francis William Topham entitled 'Galway Peasants'. Ireland, 1857.

Subjects depicted

Peasants; Landscapes; Girls


Paintings; Poverty


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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