A S:W: View of Carlow Castle
A:C: delint. 11th Augt. 1782 ; Pinxt 18th Augt.
|Main Creator:||Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist|
A south-west view of Carlow Castle, Carlow, Ireland, showing the original rectangular form with circular bastions at each corner. Two human figures and a cottage can be seen on the right, while a person seen in the bottom foreground with hat on his head may be well the artist seeing himself from behind
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From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I
Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet under image
Image in ink frame 10.3 x 13.9 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet
Austin Cooper drew the castle while on a tour of parts of south Leinster in the summer of 1782. This is one of the rare surviving drawings showing Carlow Castle as it before half of it was blown up by a doctor trying to convert it into a lunatic asylum in 1814
Physical description: 1 drawing image 9.8 x 13.2 cm., on sheet 18.2 x 26.5 cm.
Citations/References: An Eighteenth Century Antiquary : The Sketches, Notes and Diaries of Austin Cooper (1759-1830) / Liam Price (ed.). - Dublin 1942 page 90
Citations/References: The Castle and Manor of Carlow, Part II / Lord Walter Fizgerald. - Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society Vol. VI (5), 1911 pages 311-338 and 365-397
Attributed to Austin Cooper
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