Lorraine was influenced by Sir William Wilde’s Lough Corrib. In his writing he describes the ‘limestone formations, atmospheric changes to the colouring of the landscape, sublimity on the island-studded waters of Lough Corrib’.
This work was made on a few trips to some of the more illusive parts of the lake and islands narrowing down the idea that this romantic place is against the backdrop and history of a very dangerous beauty. It has been known to take lives. Some of the best navigators have not returned from the cold, cold very cold water.