Dr. Bill O' Gorman, from WIT, speaking about this site on WLR

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Waterford Watercolours: Presentation Convent

The Presentation nuns established their first school in Waterford in 1798, and moved to their present convent in 1848. It was designed by the famous Victorian architect Augustus Welby Pugin, and has been described as one of his most convincing works on account of its good proportion, solid construction, and contrast between the rich brown stone of the main walls and the cool grey of the dressings.

This painting is part of a collection of watercolours of Waterford by local artist John O'Regan, commissioned by Waterford Civic Trust and sponsored by local bodies and companies. This particular painting was sponsored by the I.D.A.

The watercolours were published in a diary for 1992,'93 and '94 after which they were donated to the municipal art collection of Waterford City Council.

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