The Abbey of Ballintober, Co. of Mayo
A.M. Bigari f[ecit]
|Main Creator:||Bigari, Angelo Maria|
Interior view of the Augustinian abbey, founded in 1216, at Ballintober, County Mayo, Ireland, drawng from the centre of the nave looking towards the chancel and its decorative east window. Two gentlemen wander around the abbey.
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
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[23rd July 1779].
Drawing within ink frame 24.2 x 16.5 cm.
Engraving based on this drawing found in Vol. I of Francis Grose's Antiquities of Ireland (London, 1791) as Pl. 61 with only one figure, and different masonry details. The original would have been sketched on 23rd of July, 1779, when Bigari was on a tour of Connacht with his artist friend, Gabriel Beranger (ca. 1730-1817) who made a note of this visit in his catalogue notes (See NLI Ms 4162, pages 21-22).
From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles, & Towers in Ireland / assembled by Austin Cooper in 1875 (page 19).
Image pasted onto sheet.
Inscribed in ink u.l.: 37.
Title inscribed in ink l.c.
Physical description: 1 drawing : image 24 x 16.3 cm., on paper 27.2 x 19.1 cm., mounted on sheet 29.1 x 24.3 cm.
Citations/References: Ancient Ireland / Jacqueline O'Brien and Peter Harbison. - London, 1996 pages 171-172 with brief bibliography on page 249
Attributed to Angelo Maria Bigari (fl. 1772-1779).