The Castle of Claddagh, 4 miles from Dunmore, Co Galway
|Main Creator:||Bigari, Angelo Maria|
Exterior view of the tower-house at Claddagh, near Dunmore, County Galway, Ireland, showing the ground floor entrance recessed between battered walls on either side, and windows of four floors above, and machicolations on the battlement level.
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
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[29th July, 1779].
Drawing within ink frame 24. 2 x 16.7 cm.
Engraving based on this drawing found in Vol. I of Francis Grose's Antiquities of Ireland (London, 1791) as Pl. 31. The original sketch would have been done on July 29th, 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 24).
From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles, & Towers in Ireland / assembled by Austin Cooper in 1875 (page 21).
Image pasted onto sheet.
Title inscribed in ink l.c.
Physical description: 1 drawing : image 24 x 16.4 cm., on paper 25.7 x 18.8 cm., mounted on sheet 29.1 x 24.3 cm.
Attributed to Angelo Maria Bigari (fl. 1772-1779).