Castle in Ballinchalla Island in Lough Mask, Coy. Mayo
G.B. delint. ; AC. 10th Oct. 1799 pinxt.
|Main Creator:||Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist.|
View of the ruins of a castle and what looks like a church in the distance, on Ballinchalla Island, Lough Mask, County Mayo, Ireland. Ground-floor plan u.r. on drawing. The location Ballinchalla is now better known as Inishmaine, an island in Lough Mask joined to the mainland. The centre of the picture consists of a tower of probably four storeys, with a large entrance doorway giving access to the area to the right. There is a further wall to the left also with a doorway. This entrance gate, partially covered in ivy, is shown in the ground-plan. On the extreme right is the chimnied gable of what we may take to be a much later domestic house. The entrance gate dates from the late Middle Ages. The upper half of the tower only survives in part.
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10th October, 1799.
Title inscribed l.c. on sheet under image.
Physical description: 1 drawing : watercolour ; image 15.3 x 23.9 cm., on sheet 17.4 x 25.3 cm.
Citations/References: Memoir of Gabriel Beranger and his labours in the cause of Irish art and antiquities frm 1760 to 1780 / Sir William Wilde. - Dublin, 1880, P. 65 (for the original Beranger drawings).
Citations/References: Some unpublished Austin Cooper illustrations / Conleth Manning. - The Journal of Irish Archaeology IX, 1988, P. 131 with P. 133, Plate 7.
Attributed to Austin Cooper, (1759-1830), after an original drawing by Gabriel Beranger, (1729-1817).