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

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Waterford Watercolours: The Clock Tower

The Clock Tower is an important landmark on the city quays opposite Barronstrand Street. Built of granite and limestone it was erected in 1861 for the benefit of shipping. Originally known as the Fountain Clock, it had troughs for working horses to drink from. The clock completed in 1864, contains four four-foot dials; the original mechanism was replaced in 1954.

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 Granville Hotel.

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.

1 comment:

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