The Abbey of Drumahair Co. of Leitrim 7 miles from Sligo
|Main Creator:||Bigari, Angelo Maria|
Interior view of the Franciscan friary at Dromahair, better known as Creevelea, County Leitrim, Ireland. In the foreground, two gentlemen in contemporary dress survey the scene.
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From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles, & Towers in Ireland / assembled by Austin Cooper in 1875 (page 6).
Drawing looks as if it had been prepared for engraving. It was never engraved although another drawing of the same subject seen from outside, also by Angelo Maria Bigari (fl. 1772-1779), was engraved instead in F. Grose's Antiquities of Ireland, Vol I (London, 1791) Pl. 55. The number 5 inscribed u.r. on drawing would correspond to the number of the drawing given by Gabriel Beranger (ca.1730-1817), who accompanied Bigari on the tour of Connacht in 1779, in his catalogue notes of the drawings (See NLI, Ms 4162, page 5).
Drawing within ink frame 16.4 x 24.2 cm. No watermark visible.
Image pasted onto sheet.
Physical description: 1 drawing : image 16.2 x 23.9 cm., on paper 18.8 x 27.2 cm., on sheet 24.5 x 29.2 cm.
Citations/References: Creevelea Abbey, County Leitrim / Government Publications. - Dublin
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|Coo 2122 TX (3) 6||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Prints & Drawings|