Plan of the Abbey of Murrisk, Co.y Mayo
A.C. Oct. 1799
|Main Creator:||Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist|
Plan of the fifteenth-century Augustinian priory of Murrisk, County Mayo, Ireland.
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
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This is probably a copy of a plan made in Murrisk on July 20th, 1779, by either Gabriel Beranger (ca. 1730-1817) or Angelo Maria Bigari (floruit later eighteenth century), both of whom visited the abbey during a tour of Connacht commissioned by Colonel William Burton (later Conyngham). There is no evidence that Austin Cooper himself visited the Abbey of Murrisk, County Mayo, Ireland. A drawing of Murrisk found in this collection (see 2122 TX (3) 18) is by Bigari.
Title inscribed in ink m.c.
Watermark visible m.c. displaying the names: Paine & Sons.
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen & wash ; 19.6 x 29 cm.