Door of Freshford Church, Co. Kilkenny
|Main Creator:||Oben, James George, fl. 1779-1819, artist.|
View of the twelfth century Romanesque doorway in the west gable of the Church of Ireland church in Freshford, County Kilkenny, Ireland.
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Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet.
The indentification and title are written not on the drawing itself but on the board to which it was pasted, probably around 1875 by Austin Damer Cooper, whose hand proably wrote the title.
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen & wash ; image 22.6 x 16.6 cm., pasted onto sheet 29.4 x 20.7 cm.
Citations/References: Freshford Doorway / Kathleen M. Lanigan. - Old Kilkenny Review 21, 1969 pages 5-10
Thought to be attributed to J.G. Oben or O'Brien (fl. 1779-1819) on the basis that the good architectural drawings of Kilkenny in this collection are either stated to be by "Brien" (see 2122 TX (4) 43 & 45) or see statements made in Francis Grose's "Antiquities of Ireland". Because Oben is known to have exhibited topographical view of ruins in County Kilkenny in the exhibition of the Society of Artists in Ireland in 1780, the most likely date for this drawing would be 1779 or 1780.
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|Coo 2122 TX (4) 41||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Prints & Drawings|
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