Abbey of Slane, Co.y Meath
Jon.n Fisher delint. ; A.C. pint. 31 Oct. 1794
|Main Creator:||Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist|
View of the Franciscan Third Order friary of Slane, Coutny Meath, Ireland, frounded before 1512. On the left is the tall tower while. On the right is the much lower church with south doorway, broken window and a gap in the south wall
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Another copy of this drawing, in watercolour, by Gabriel Beranger (1730-1817), is preserved in the National Library of Ireland's collection. See Ms. TX 1958, page 66. There is another one, in circular form, in a private collection in Dublin
From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. II
Inscription, starting in pencil and continuing in ink (probably by Austin Damer Cooper (1831-1900)) on facing page: Slane abbey was founded in the 7th century by Canions of St. Austin - afterwards, burned and pillaged by the Danes ... Slane was the early residence and burial place of Slanius one of the Meath Kings ... A Cloictheach or round tower formerly existed here, and probably stood in the site of the present ecclesiastical ruins ...
Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet
Watermark u.l. on sheet is part of a shield with fleur-de-lys
Physical description: 1 drawing diam. image 14.5 cm., on sheet 18.3 x 26.7 cm.
Citations/References: "Slane in Bregia", County Meath : Its Friary and Hermitage / T.J. Westropp. - Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries Ireland 31, 1901 pages 405-421