Monument at Strade ; Plan of the Abbey of Strade, Co. Mayo Barony of Gallen
|Main Creator:||Bigari, Angelo Maria|
On left, sketch of the left-hand half of a late fifteenth-century wall-tomb in the Dominican Abbey of Strade, County Mayo, Ireland, with details of saints and Christ beneath a Gothic canopy. On the right is a plan of the abbey.
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Inscribed in ink l.c. within plan of the abbey: punto [alla?] veduta
Inscribed in ink on verso: No. 31. D.
Inscribed in ink u.l.: Scala di piedi 60.
Titles inscribed in ink l.l. and m.r.
Physical description: 2 drawings (1 sheet) : pen & wash ; 22.9 x 37.6 cm.
Citations/References: Irish Medieval Figure Sculpture / John Hunt. - London/Dublin 1974 p. 201-202 with plates 253-255
Citations/References: Memoir of Gabriel Beranger / Sir William Wilde. - Dublin 1880 p. 59-60
Attributed to Angelo Maria Bigari (fl. 1772-1779) on the basis on the Italian words written on the drawings. Bigari is known to have visited Strade, County Mayo, Ireland, at the behest of William Burton, in whose collection this drawing must have been before it was acquired by Austin Cooper. Bigari's companion on the tour to Connacht in 1779 was Gabriel Beranger (1729-1817), and it is almost certainly his hand which wrote the title on the right-hand side of the sheet, as Bigari, apparently, spoke little or no English.