The Tales and Travels of Lalla Rookh

Portrait of Lalla Rookh (Kenny Meadows)

Portrait of Lalla Rookh

Drawn by Kenny Meadows

Engraved by J. Hollis

This exhibition allows the reader to experience the story of Moore's Lalla Rookh through the music and illustrations that Moore's oriental romance inspired. The circulation of illustrated editions and musical scores across space (Europe) and time (between 1817 and 1880) may also be explored.


The collection and exhibit are part of the 2015-2017 project, 'Europe's Reception of the Irish Melodies and National Airs: Thomas Moore in Europe' (ERIN). ERIN is co-funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union. All images in this exhibit (unless otherwise indicated) are courtesy of Special Collections & Archives, Queen's University of Belfast, which is also the host for this OMEKA exhibition. The text for the exhibition was written by Sarah McCleave.

The Tales and Travels of Lalla Rookh