A S:E: View of the Abbey & Church of Ennis, Co;y Clare
A:C: delint. 17th. June 1784 ; Pinxt. 20th July
|Main Creator:||Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist|
View of the ruins of the Franciscan friary at Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, showing the thirteenth-century triple-light window, the south chapel, and the central tower with its pyramidal roof (since replaced with a battlemented tower). The nave of the friary looks as if it had been roofed at the time. The building is situated behind a high wall, in front of which stands a farmer with stick and a cow. In the foreground are the head and shoulders of a man wearing a cocked hat, this could be the artist himself.
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
|Published / Created:||
20th July 1784, after the artist's own original of 17th June 1784
From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I
Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet
Image within an ink frame 9.2 x 11.2 cm
Physical description: 1 drawing image 8.6 x 10.6 cm., on sheet 18.3 x 26.7 cm.
Citations/References: Ancient Ireland / Jacqueline O'Brien and Peter Harbison. - London, 1996 page 211, with bibliography on page 250
Attributed to Austin Cooper
|Call Number||View in||Collection|
|Coo 2122 TX (1) 68||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Prints & Drawings|