A W: View of Barberstown Castle, Co:y Kildare
A:C: delin. 29th Sept. 1783 ; Pinxt. 3d. Octr:
|Main Creator:||Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist|
View of the tower-house at Barberstown, County Kildare, Ireland at the end of a farmyard. A small thatched building leans against the tower-house. On either side of the farmyard are buildings. The view through the farmyard gates to the castle beyond is an attractive portrayal of rural life in eighteenth-century Ireland
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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. 11.7 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet is possibly J WHATMAN
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 11.3 cm., on sheet 18.3 x 26.7 cm.
Citations/References: An Eighteenth Century Antiquary : The Sketches, Notes and Diaries of Austin Cooper (1759-1830) / Liam Price (ed.). - Dublin 1942 Plate 36, right
Attributed to Austin Cooper
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