From the Collection: a view of the River Lagan, Joseph W Carey (1859-1937), ‘October, 1907’
Joseph William Carey lived for some time at Kilwarlin, near Hillsborough, where his father was minister of the Moravian Church (see our Reformation exhibition for more information on Moravians). A talented illustrator, Carey worked for Marcus Ward and Co., and ran his own firm in Belfast with his brother. Carey was also known a landscape painter, and painted this beautiful autumnal view of the River Lagan. He lived at Knockdene Park, off Knock Road, in Belfast.
This watercolour, which is signed and dated BR J W Carey 1907, was purchased by the Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum in 2017, and featured in the museum’s 2017 exhibition ‘New from the Collections’.