View of the Law Courts, Looking Up the Liffey, Dublin, 1799
James Malton (1761–1803) was an Irish engraver and watercolourist, who once taught geometry and perspective and worked as a draughtsman in the office of the celebrated Irish architect James Gandon. He was the son of the architectural draughtsman Thomas Malton the elder. James Malton is best known for Picturesque and Descriptive View of the City of Dublin, a series of twenty-five engravings originally published between 1792 and 1799. Malton's coloured prints from this work, which depict many of the new public buildings erected, capture the architectural metamorphosis Dublin underwent in the eighteenth century.