[North doorway of Cormac's Chapel, Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland, with detail of the tympanum]
|Main Creator:||Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist|
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The tympanum composition of the lion and helmeted centaur recurs in another drawing in the Cooper Collection (2122 TX (17)), but from its watermark it is a much later drawing.
Watermark is J Whatman.
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen & wash ; 34.5 x 24.4 cm., folded to 17.5 x 24.4 cm.
Citations/References: An Eighteenth Century Antiquary, The Sketches, Notes and Diaries of Austin Cooper (1759-1830) / Liam Price ed. - Dublin 1942 Page 32
Attributed to Austin Cooper (1759-1817) because he visited Cormac's Chapel, Cashel, on May 18th, 1781. He writes about the north porch in his diary: The door on the N. side near the Chancel is very curious ... the Grand Entrance ... extends from a small square door, to a large arch; over which is a pediment, ornamented with mouldings & large roses, but no cornice. Over this door is an uncouth figure of a Lion; before it, part of a smaller beast with a hand holding a bow & arrow pointed the lion's breast.
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|Coo 2122 TX (4) 29(A)||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Prints & Drawings|
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