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Figures and Sailing Boats in Whitepoint, Cork Harbour

The Atlantic trade was not only in goods. Over the years, thousands of people embarked at Cork Harbour for the New World. This painting shows a different aspect of the harbour, a scene of social life among the privileged classes whose elegant villas and wooded demesnes ringed the harbour.