Antiquities at Old Kilcullen
A:C: delint: 15th Augt. 1782 ; Pinxt. 25th Augt.
|Main Creator:||Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist|
3 drawings showing the effigy of a knight in armour with sword and 2 panels from a High Cross, all at Old Kilcullen, County Kildare, Ireland, at the time. The effigy has since been moved to the Church of Ireland church at Ballymore Eustace in the same county. The top Cross panel in the image depicts 2 figures, one standing with a staff in hand and the other lying on the ground. The bottom Cross panel shows a figure on the back of a lion, which could b e Daniel in the lions' den
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
|Published / Created:||
From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I
Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet under image
Inscription in pencil u.l. on sheet, probably made by Albert Damer Cooper, says that the effigy is "supposed to be Sir Rowland Eustace or Gerald Earl of Kildare"
Watermark u.l. on sheet is part of a large shield, crowned
Cooper would appear to have drawn this castle while on a tour of parts of south Leinster n the summer of 1782. He made comments about the antiquities illustrated in this image in his diary for August 15th, 1782 (NLI Ms. Acc. 4841, Kildare, Carlow, Queen's County 1782, pages 17-19)
Physical description: 1 drawing image 11.7 x 9.8 cm., on sheet 18.3 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 91-92 with Plate 5, left
Citations/References: A Historical Essay on the Dress of the Ancient and Modern Irish / Jospeh C. Walker. - Dublin, 1788 page 119-120 with Plate XII, fig. 2
Citations/References: Irish Medieval Figure Sculpture / John Hunt. - London/Dublin, 1974 page 153 with Plate 142
Citations/References: The High Crosses of Ireland / Peter Harbison. - Bonn, 1992 pages 160-161 with Figures 535, 672 and 724
Attributed to Austin Cooper
|Call Number||View in||Collection|
|Coo 2122 TX (1) 40||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Prints & Drawings|