[Crozier of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland]
[Sa]muel Walker Delint.
|Main Creator:||Walker, Samuel, artist.|
Drawing of a Limoges Crozier, traditionally known as the Crozier of Cormac Mac Carthaigh, King of Munster.
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
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[ca. late eighteenth century].
Drawing in ink frame 20.6 x 18.8 cm. No watermark visible.
From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles, & Towers in Ireland / assembled by Austin Cooper in 1875.
Image pasted onto sheet.
Samuel Walker was a friend of Austin Cooper who copied his drawings into "Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles, & c. & c. in Ireland Vol. I.". See 2122 TX (1) 45, 48, 51, 52, 53 and 91.
The crozier was discovered in the great aisle of the Cathedral of Cashel ca. 1780 by a man and sold to a copper-smith who in turn sold it to William Cooper of Cashel (father of Austin Cooper).
Physical description: 1 drawing : 36.6 x 22.8 cm., on sheet 29.2 x 24.5 cm.
Citations/References: Royal Irish Academy Collection : Guide ot the Celtic Antiquities of the Charistian Period preserved in the National Museum / George Coffey .- 2nd edition, Dublin 1910 page 46
Attributed to Samuel Walker.