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- Object: View of the Salmon Leap at Leixlip
View of a broad river falling over natural rocky steps, with two women and a gentleman on the right bank at the edge of a forest, watching a couple of boys who have climbed onto a natural stone bridge passing half way over the water looking down, another man with his page and dog on the opposite bank and a pair of boys sitting at the top of a flight of steps beside the waterfall; after William Jones. 1745
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Height: 427 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 460 millimetres (trimmed)
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- See Chaloner Smith p. 783: according to him, Giles King engraved four views of landscapes around Dublin, after William Jones (the others being Powerscourt Waterfall, View of Black Rock and Howth), which were originally published in Dublin by Jones, in 1744-5, then in London by Bowles, and then cut down and published by Wilkinson. There is an impression in BM P&D of a reduced version of Black Rock published by John Bowles & Son.
The name of the town of Leixlip, County Kildare derives from the Viking "Lax Hlaup" meaning "salmon leap".
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