[Rosserk Friary, County Mayo, Ireland]
|Main Creator:||Bigari, Angelo Maria|
Interior view of the Franciscan friary at Rosserk, County Mayo, Ireland, looking through a central arch with tall, slender tower on the right. A solitary figure stands in the foreground. This could be Gabriel Beranger, (1729-1817), with whom Bigari visited the friary.
|Format:||PRINTS & DRAWINGS|
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Inscribed in ink on verso: Rosserk Abbey Barralet.
Both Bigari and Beranger undertook a tour of Connaught in the summer of 1779, at the behest of William Conyngham, to gather drawings for a volume of engravings of Irish antiquities, planned by the Hibernian Antiquarian Society.
Physical description: 1 drawing : ink & wash ; 33.1 x 22.9 cm.
Citations/References: Engraving published in: Antiquities of Ireland / Francis Grose. - Vol. I, 1794 Pl. 65
Citations/References: Guide to the National and Historic Monuments of Ireland / Peter Harbison. - Dublin, 1992 p. 252, with brief bibliography
Attributed to Angelo Maria Bigari, (fl. 1772-1779), according to Francis Grose's "Antiquities of Ireland", Vol. I (dated 1791), in which there is an engraving of this drawing. The original of this drawing was executed on July 13th or 14th, 1779, but this is a worked-up version preparatory to engraving.