St. Francis Abbey, Kilkenny
|Main Creator:||Oben, James George, fl. 1779-1819, artist.|
View of the interior of St. Francis's Friary in Kilkenny City, Ireland, showing a row of thatched houses inside. Today is is now part of Smithwick's Brewery.
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Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet.
Inscribed in ink on verso: St. Francis Abbey , Kilkenny by Brien.
Inscribed in ink l.r. on image: Francis Abbey Kilkenny.
The number 3 or 5 is inscribed in ink u.r.
Watermark bears the letters GR (probably for Georgius Rex) with , above it, what is perhaps the lower part of a cartouche enclosing Britannia.
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen & wash ; image 22.9 x 15.3 cm., on sheet 26.9 x 17.3 cm.
Citations/References: Antiquities of Ireland / Francis Grose. - London 1791 (published in 1794), Pl. 45, pages 36-37
Citations/References: An Eighteenth Century Antiquary. The Sketches, Notes and Diaries of Austin Cooper (1759-1830) / Liam Price (ed.). - Dublin, 1942 Plate 11
Attributed to James George O'Brien (or Oben or Brien) (fl. 1779-1819). This is confirmed by Francis Grose's "Antiquities of Ireland, Vol. I, page 37, where the engraving (published by S. Hooper of Holborn in December 1792) is said to have been taken "from an original drawing by Brien, in the collection of the Right Honourable William Conyngham".
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