Plan of Burrishool Abbey, Co.y Mayo
A. Cooper F.S.A.
|Main Creator:||Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist.|
Plan of the fifteenth-century Dominican abbey of Burrishoole in County Mayo, Ireland.
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
|Published / Created:||
[between ca. 1779-1800].
Name of the artist inscribed in ink l.l.
Scale of feet inscribed in ink l.l.
Title inscribed in ink m.c.
Watermark m.c. is a seated Britannia in an oval medallion, crowned, and holding a sceptre and what looks like a bouquet of flowers.
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen & wash ; 24.1 x 32.2 cm., folded to 17.9 x 19.7 cm.
Citations/References: An Eighteenth Century Antiquary. The Sketches, Notes and Diaries of Austin Cooper (1759-1830) / Liam Price (ed.). - Dublin 1942 Pl. 54 (left)
Attributed to Austin Cooper (1759-1830) after an original drawing made by either Gabriel Beranger (1729-1817) or Angelo Maria Bigari, both of whom visited Burrishoole in County Mayo on July 17th, 1779. There is no record of Austin Cooper having visited Burrishoole.