A N: View of the Castle of Trim, Co;y Meath
A:C: delint. 15th. May 1785 ; Pinxt 19th: May
|Main Creator:||Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist|
View of Trim Castle, County Meath, Ireland, showing the main twelfth-century tower, surrounded by the outer defences. The river Boyne can be seen flowing past the castle l.l. on image
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From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I
Title inscribed in ink l.c.
Inscribed in ink on facing page: There is no evidence of the existence of a Castle, or any military building at Trim, anterior to the date of the English invasion ... Henry II bestowed for the service of 50 knights the fertile territory of Meath upon the celebrated Hugh de Lacy, who fixed on Trim as his residence and built there about the year 1173, a strong castle surrounded by a moat ... The present Castle ... is generally believed to have been re-erected by Richard Peppard or Pepard. It occupies within its walls about two acres of ground, and stands on a sloping mound on the right bank of the Boyne. The great keep or donjon in the centre is a rectangular building, with massive square towers abutting from each side, and rising to a height of nearly eighty feet ...
image 10 x 25.7 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet not recognisable
Physical description: 1 drawing image 9.4 x 25.2 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. - Dublin 1942 pages 99-100 with Plate 38
Citations/References: Ancient Ireland / Jacqueline O'Brien and Peter Harbison. - London, 1996 pages 140-141, with latest bibliography on page 247
Attributed to Austin Cooper
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