[Ballytrant Rath, County Wexford, Ireland]
|Main Creator:||Barralet, John James, ca. 1747-1815, artist.|
Drawing of an earthen mound, raised and stepped, on the right in a landscape with trees, and castle towers in the background.
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[between 1779 and 1780].
Inscribed in ink & pencil l.l.: Thurles (Ballytrant) Wexford.
The Thurles identification is incorrect, but the Ballytrant part is correct in referring to the bivallate ring-fort there.
Watermark bears the letters "GR".
Inscribed in ink on verso "No. 106 E". This probably refers to the number of the drawing in William Conyngham's portfolio of drawings.
Physical description: 1 drawing : wash ; 23 x 38.3 cm.
Citations/References: Memoir of Gabriel Beranger / Sir William Wilde. - Dublin 1880 p. 149
According to Gabriel Beranger's memoirs, Barralet visited the Rath of Ballytrant in the Wexford Barony of Forth, while Beranger worked away on a vocabulary of the Chaucerian language of the Barony.
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|Coo 2122 TX (67)||
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