Re: Re: ‘Dutch Billys’
If anything, I think the earlier image is the more convincing as a representation. Where did you find that Wynne drawing? If this is the Rev. Samuel Wynne, his draughtsmanship seems to be pretty accurate even if the late Knight was a bit dismissive of his ‘feathery’ watercolour style.
If you can find it, Sautelle Roberts [son of Waterford’s favourite son; John Roberts] is supposed to have painted a view of Waterford City from the east to go with his dodgy 1795 view of the city from the west. There’s a chance he may have splodged in something to represent the rear of the Lady Lane houses.
Here’s Sautelles Painting… It’s seems to be very vague about the features of the various buildings..