Tomb of Fedlim O Connor, King of Connaught, The Founder of the Abbey, with his Galloglass guards in the Dominican Abbey, Roscommon = Who died A.D: 1225
|Main Creator:||Beranger, Gabriel, ca. 1729-1817, artist|
Tomb said to be that of Fedlim O Connor, King of Connaught, in the Dominican Abbey of Roscommon, Ireland. The effigy of Fedlim can be seen in profile under an arch, and supported by "weeper" under an arcade of Gothic arches, decorated with gallowglasses. On the right is a detailed drawing of one of the gallowglasses with the inscription beneath it in ink: One of the Galloglasses.
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Inscribed in ink u.l.: The Gallowglasses have alternately Sword or Battle ax[e].
See 2122 TX (4) 11 & 2122 TX (4) 32 for similar drawings.
The four arches on the right of the arcade on the tomb have the following words written in pencil: Sword; ax; Sword; ax.
Title inscribed in ink u.c.
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen & wash ; 19.1 x 27.2 cm.
Citations/References: Irish Medieval Figure Sculpture / John Hunt. - London/Dublin, 1974 p. 216-217 with Plates 42 and p. 250-251
Attributed to Gabriel Beranger (1729-1817).