A detailed watercolor painting on paper, 8" by 10" (13" by 15" in interesting old faux-grain painted wood frame with gold liner), unsigned, with old handwritten title remaining affixed to backing: "Dublin Royal Hospital". The early, nineteenth century work is in excellent condition and the frame alone is unusual and interesting. Note the tiny figures, horses, and wheeled cart. The obelisk appears to be the Duke of Wellington monument, the cornerstone of which was laid in 1817; the monument was finished in 1861. Wellington's armies defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815, and the Duke himself died in 1852. The piece is classic watercolor painting of the period from the British Isles, before photography became common. Compare to present day images of the hospital and obelisk (which is the tallest in Europe, at 203 feet/62 meters).
Irish mid 19th century watercolor painting of Dublin Royal Hospital