Plan of the Castle of Knights Templer, Co. Tipperary
Plan of the Castle of the Knights Templars, Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland.
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Title inscribed in ink l.r. on image.
According to Peter Harbison this drawing looks like a proof of the engraving of the plan reproduced as Plate 87 in Vol. I of Franics Grose's "Antiquities of Ireland", though the changes to "ars" of the last two letters of the word "Templer" made in ink on this drawing wer not carried out in the final engraving.
See 2122 TX (74) for a drawing of this castle by J.J. Barralet (ca. 1747-1815).
Inscribed in ink on a piece of paper attached to the drawing by a pin: Remarks on the plate to be noticed in the description. The castle is vaulted in the ground floor & atic story [sic]. In the town of Thurles belonging to Mr. Matthews of Thomastown, Co. Tipperary.
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen & ink ; image 16.1 x 17.6 cm., within plate mark 18.5 x 20.1 cm., on sheet 19.4 x 28.2 cm.
Citations/References: Antiquities of Ireland / Francis Grose. - London, 1791 Vol. I, Plate 117
No author given but the date can be ascertained as being before May 6th, 1793, when the final version of the engraving was published.
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