The castle of Ballintober
|Main Creator:||Bigari, Angelo Maria|
View of the thirteenth century castle built probably by the O'Conor Kings of Connacht at Ballintober in the county of Roscommon, Ireland. The view shows the ruined entrance gate in the centre of the castle and its delapidated walls. In the foreground are two figures, one stands and the other is seated.
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
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[2nd August, 1779].
Drawing within ink frame 16.5 x 24.3 cm.
From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles, & Towers in Ireland / assembled by Austin Cooper in 1875 (page 23).
Image pasted onto sheet.
Inscribed in ink u.r. is the number 46 which correspond to the number given in the catalogue notes of the trip to Connacht by Gabriel Beranger.
This drawing was never engraved. The original sketch would have been done on August 2nd, 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 25).
Title inscribed in ink l.c.
Physical description: 1 drawing : image 16.2 x 24 cm., on paper 27.5 x 18.6 cm., on sheet 24. 3 x 29.1 cm.
Citations/References: Guide to the National and Historic Monuments of Ireland / Peter Harbison. - Dublin 1992 page 282 with brief bibliography
Attributed to Angelo Maria Bigari (fl. 1772-1779).