Abbey of Tulsk, Co.y Roscommon
Plan of the Dominican "abbey" of Tulsk, County Roscommon, Ireland. Scale of measurement left on image
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From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. II
In the absence of information about who executed this drawing, one can only speculate about this drawing. It is thought to be by Austin Cooper because the title is typical of his writing, as found elsewhere in this album. It could also be by Jonathon Sisson Cooper, his nephew. The drawing is likely to be based on an original by Gabriel Beranger who, through NLI Ms. 4162, page 27, we know to have visited Tulsk during his tour of Connacht, undertaken along with Angelo Maria Bigari in the summer of 1779. Bigari's drawing of the Abbey is preserved in 2122 TX (3) 25, so it is likely that Beranger would have been involved in drawing the plan while Bigari sketched the view
Title inscribed in ink l.c.
Watermark u.l. on sheet is a large shield, crowned
Physical description: 1 drawing 18.3 x 26.7 cm.
Citations/References: Medieval Religious Houses / Aubrey Gwynn and R.N. Hadcock. - London, 1970 pages 230-231