Plan and Section of the Great Carne or Tomb of Queen Maud [sic] wife to Olioll [sic] King of Conaught [sic] Situated on the Summit of Knocknareagh mountain 4 miles from Sligo
|Main Creator:||Beranger, Gabriel, ca. 1729-1817, artist|
View, section and bird's eye view of Misgaun Mewe, a megalithic tomb on top of Knocknarea, County Sligo, Ireland.
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Inscribed in pen u.c.: View.
Inscribed in pen u.r.: This Carne is Composed of Small Stones.
Inscribed in pen m.l.: Oliol King of Connaught in ye fourth century.
Inscribed in pen m.l.: Called in Irish Misgan Mewe.
Inscribed in pen l.c.: It is Composed of a Number of Small Stones much like that of New Grange County of meath [sic].
The word "Olioll" in the title replaces an earlier spelling "Oiloil", and the word "Conaught" replaces "Ireland".
Watermark bears the name "J WHATMAN".
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen & wash ; 29.2 x 23.7 cm.
Citations/References: Copy of this drawing by Joseph Turner (ca. 1772-1835) in 1799 reproduced in: Irish Passage Graves / Michael Herity. - Dulbin 1974 Fig. 50, page 62
Attributed to Gabriel Beranger (1729-1817), who visited this great passage-tomb on June 23rd, 1779, with his friend Angelo Maria Bigari (fl. 1772-1779). Handwriting on the picture is very like that of Beranger's handwriting.
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|Coo 2122 TX (4) 34||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Prints & Drawings|
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