Ballyshane Cross near Kilfenora Co: Clare
Measured & drawn by Henry Pelham 1781.
|Main Creator:||Pelham, Henry, 1749-1806, artist.|
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Title inscribed in ink l.c.
Inscribed in ink l.c. under title: This cross placed on top of a small hill faces nearly East and inclines forwards in an angle of about 12 Deg. from the perpendicular. The steos & Pillar are of a white stone. [The] capitals and cross are of a brown free stone inclining to red. The upper step is one stone thro' which a square hole is cut to receive the lower end of the Piller which is also square. The second step is likewise an octagon made of two stones and has a socket cut to recieve the upper step. The three lower steps are octagonal and formed of several stones each.
Henry Pelham, brother-in-law of the famous American artist Singleton Copley, and himself an accomplished artist, came to Ireland in 1778/1779, and is known to have done drawings of antiquities in County Clare, as well as having made a map of the county.
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen & wash ; 41.2 x 27.3 cm.
Citations/References: Drawing for an engraving found in: Antiquities of Ireland / Francis Grose. - London 1791 Vol. I, Pl. 21
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