[Kildare Cathedral, County Kildare, Ireland]
|Main Creator:||Portarlington, John Dawson, Earl of, 1744-1798, artist.|
View of the ruins of Kildare Cathedral, Ireland, seen from the south-west, with the Round Tower moved in compass direction but also eastwards in location so as to be included in the picture (the doorway does not face south, as it is in the picture). Two figures, one seated, one standing, foregather close to a tomb in the foreground.
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The date 1780 is given on the larger paper mount, since removed during the course of conservation.
When this drawing was acquired by the National Library of Ireland, the drawing was mounted, on a piece of modern cardboard, bearing on the back the comment: These archaeological drawings are the work of the well known 18th century artists Bigari and Beranger, being part of the collection of Austin Cooper, F.S.A., and William Burton Conyngham, which comprise a unique collection. They are heirlooms of the Cooper family, with others in our possession.
Very simillar to drawing in the British Library, King's Topographical Collection 54, 2-1, which is signed Ld. Portarlington and dated 1781.
Physical description: 1 drawing : watercolour ; 16.7 x 23 cm.
Citations/References: Ancient Ireland / Jacqueline O'Brien & Peter Harbison. - London, 1996 p. 157 with brief bibliography on p. 248
Attributed to (or after) John Dawson, Lord Carlow, (later First Earl of Portarlington), (1744-1798).
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|Coo 2122 TX (65)||
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