From the Collection: a view of the River Lagan, Joseph W Carey (1859-1937), ‘October, 1907’

Purchased 2017.

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’.