The Abbey of Dunmore Co. of Galway
|Main Creator:||Bigari, Angelo Maria|
View from the south of the Augustinian 15th century priory in the town of Dunmore, Couhnty Galway, Ireland. The western end of the abbey is shown roofless, while the eastern end has been roofed. In the foreground are four adults and one child walking in the grounds of the abbey.
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[28th July, 1779].
From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles, & Towers in Ireland / assembled by Austin Cooper in 1875 (page 20).
Engraving based on this drawing found in Vol. I of Francis Grose's Antiquities of Ireland (London, 1791) as Pl. 34 without the mother and child in the foreground. The original sketch was done on July 28th, 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, page 23).
Inscribed in ink u.r.: 7.
Title inscribed in ink l.c.
Drawing within ink frame 15.9 x 24.6 cm.
Image pasted onto sheet.
Physical description: 1 drawing : image 15.8 x 24.4 cm., on paper 18.2 x 27.2 cm., mounted on sheet 24.2 x 29.1 cm.
Citations/References: "On the history and antiquities of the parish of Dunmore" (Journal of the Galway and Archaelogical and History Society 8) / J. Neary. - 1913-14 pages 100-101
Attributed to Angelo Maria Bigari (fl. 1772-1779).
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|Coo 2122 TX (3) 20||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Prints & Drawings|