The Castle of Roscommon
|Main Creator:||Bigari, Angelo Maria|
View of the castle of Roscommon, Ireland, showing the massive masonry in the background. In the foreground are two gentlemen standing and talking.
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Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet.
Inscribed in ink u.r. on sheet: 51
Inscribed in ink on verso: No 51. C.
The number 51 inscribed on both verso and u.r. of drawing is presumably the number of the drawing in William Conyngham's portfolio of drawings, which had been collected in 1779 with the intention of producing a volume of engravings of Irish Antiquities which, never materialised.
Watermark is a shield surmounted by a crown.
A copy of this drawing by Joseph Turner (ca. 1772-1835), was executed in 1774. See 2122 TX (2) 38 for more details on this copy.
See NLI MS 4163 (p. 27-28) for Gabriel Beranger's description of the castle.
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen & wash ; image 16.4 x 23.9 cm., within frame 16.7 x 24.2 cm., on sheet 18.7 x 26.7 cm.
Citations/References: Guide to the National and Historic Monuments of Ireland / Peter Harbison. - Dublin 1992 p. 285
Attributed to Angelo Maria Bigari (fl. 1772-1779), who visited Connaught with his friend Gabriel Beranger (1729-1817), in the summer of 1779.
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|Coo 2122 TX (63)||Prints & Drawings - Appt. only||Prints & Drawings|
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