A S:E: View of Barberstown Castle, Co;y Kildare
A:C: delin. 29th Sept. 1783 ; Pinxt. 2d. Octr.
|Main Creator:||Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist|
View from the south-east of the tower-house at Barberstown, County Kildare, Ireland, showing the tower (unusually roofed with thatch), with an eighteenth-century house beside it, and a barn adjoining. A man and his dog can be seen on the garden wall and in the foreground on the avenue leading to the castle the artist can be seen drawing
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From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I
Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet
Image within circular ink frame diam. 13.5 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet
This was obviously a castle lived in at the time by a friend of Austin Cooper's for we find him noting in his diary for 12th September, 1784 (NLI, Ms. Acc. 4841) that "Jack & Hannah and I went to Barberstown and retd to Dinner"
Physical description: 1 drawing diam image 13.1 cm., on sheet 18.2 x 26.6 cm.
Citations/References: An Eighteenth Century Antiquary : The Sketches, Notes and Diaries of Austin Cooper (1759-1830) / Liam Price (ed.). - Dublin 1942 Plate 36, left
Attributed to Austin Cooper
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