View of the Amphitheatre
Bird's eye view of Staigue Fort, County Kerry, Ireland, with its X-shaped stair system on the interior of the walls, and the bank and ditch outside.
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Title inscribed in pencil u.c.
Inscribed in pencil m.l.: Not to be so much ... at left.
Watermark is FELLOWS.
If the attribution to Mr. Byer is correct, then this drawing must have lain long neglected in Col. Vallancey's portfolio of drawings, before he re-discovered it probably shortly before writing this book in which the engraving appeared.
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen & wash ; 24 x 18.9 cm.
Citations/References: Engraved in "Of the ancient stone Amphitheatre lately discovered in the County of Kerry, with arguments of Irish History relating thereto, etc." from Collectanea De Rebus Hibernicis / Charles Vallancey. - Dublin, 1812 p. 22
Possible attribution to a Mr. Byer as suggested on page 22 of Charles Vallancey's book "Collectanea De Rebus Hibernicis" (Dublin, 1812).
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