This book is an exploration of the photography of Anglo-Irish photographer Mary Countess of Rosse, who lived in Birr during the 19th century and photographed her relatives as well as members of her community. David H. Davison has been a primary researcher of her work and with this book has helped to bring her early photographic work into the canon.
About the Artist
Mary Countess of Rosse (1813-1885) was born in Yorkshire and married an Anglo-Irish Lord Oxmantown in 1836, bringing her to Ireland. She lived for the rest of her life in Offaly, devoting her spare time to blacksmithing and photography. 1
About the Author
David H. Davison is a senior lecturer in photography at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street. A noted architectural photographer, he has illustrated a number of books on Irish architecture and art, the most recent being A Portrait of Irish Medicine; James Gandon, Vitruvius Hibernicus; The Beckett Country – Samuel Beckett’s Ireland; and Sybil Connolly’s In an Irish House. 2
About the Publisher
The Birr Scientific Heritage Foundation was established in Offaly in 1985.