The Abbey of Court Co. of Sligo
A.M. Bigari F[loruit]
|Main Creator:||Bigari, Angelo Maria|
View of the Third Order Franciscan friary of Court, County Sligo, Ireland, founded around 1449. The view looks through the arch of the tower to the east window, and a large arch on the right leads into the south aisle. A single figure (probably Beranger) walks across the foreground from left to right, among a few standing tombstones, one in the shape of a cross.
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
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Drawing in ink frame 24.2 x 16.4 cm. No watermark visible.
From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles, & Towers in Ireland / assembled by Austin Cooper in 1875.
Image pasted onto sheet.
This drawing is a worked-up sketch of a lost original drawn by Angelo Maria Bigari (fl. 1772-1779) in early July, 1779. He was accompanied by fellow-artist Gabriel Beranger (ca. 1730-1817) who drew the plan and window details of the abbey (see 2122 TX (88)).
Bigari & Beranger travelled to Connacht under the commission of William Burton, President of the Hibernian Antiquarian Society . Beranger kept notes of the places visited by himself and Bigari (See Ms 4162, pages 13-14 for his notes on the Abbey of Court, County Sligo, Ireland).
Physical description: 1 drawing : image 24.2 x 16.2 cm., on paper 27.5 x 18.2 cm., on sheet 29.2 x 24.5 cm.
Citations/References: Antiquities of Ireland Vol. I / F. Grose. - 1791 Plate 97
Citations/References: Medieval Religious houses Ireland / Aubrey Gwynn & R.N. Hadcock. - London, 1970 page 270