The Abby of Holy Cross
Detailed plan of the Cistercian abbey of Holy Cross in County Tipperary, Ireland, which is now in use as a parish church.
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[between ca. 1790 and 1794].
Published by Ledwich, who edited Francis Grose's "Antiquities of Ireland" (vol. I, 1974). He omitted to mention the engraving in the accompanying letterpress, so we have no indication who the artist is.
Title inscribed in ink m.r.
Inscribed in ink l.r. under title: This building is the most perfect, and best finished in Ireland, it is built of Kilkenny Marble polish'd, the Ornaments and Tombs's are Extreamly [sic] Curious (The latter are all in Ruin's) there is in the Middle of the Church a Slab of Siana Marble, 8 foot long, by 4 Wide, & Six Inches Thick. It is three miles from, Thurles, County Tipperary.
Inscribed in ink l.r.: Scale 35 Feet to an Inch.
Inscribed in ink on verso: No. 102 I Engraved.
The same handwriting on this drawing can also be seen on the plan of Cormac's Chapel, Cashel, in this collection (see 2122 TX (98)).
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen & wash ; image 16.4 x 23 cm., on sheet 25.8 x 35.1 cm.
Citations/References: Antiquities of Ireland / Francis Grose. - Vol. I, London 1794 Pl. 114
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Reproduction rights owned by National Library of Ireland.