A S:W: View of Adair Castle, Co.y Limerick

A:C: delint. 26th May 1781 ; Pinxt 11th July
Bibliographic Details
Main Creator: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist
Summary:View of the ruins of the Castle at Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland, showing an entrance near a rounded bastion on the left, a further, rectangular tower to the right of centre, the gable and wall of a hall on the right, with the river Maigue flowing past in the bottom right of the picutre as a single figure stands looking towards the castle on the left
Format: Prints & Drawings
Published / Created: 1781
Notes:From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I

Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet under image

Watermark u.l. on sheet is part of a large shield or crest

Image in a frame 9.4 x 15.3 cm

Drawn by Austin Cooper perhaps when he was touring the country gathering money from area tax collectors, or a Paymaster to the Civil and Military Establishments. In his diary for May 26th, 1781 (NLI Ms. Acc. Munster 4841, page 15 and quoted in Liam Price's book, page 18), Cooper wrote of Adare: Adair, is a small town consisting of a few Cabbins [sic]; a small river called the Maige passes thro' it, over which is a plain bridge. On the N. side, close by the river, are the ruins of a very large & strong Castle, said to be Desmond's

Physical description: 1 drawing image 8.9 x 14.6 cm., on sheet 18.1 x 26.5 cm.

Citations/References: An eighteenth century antiquary : the sketches, notes and diaries of Austin Cooper (1759-1830) / Liam Price (ed.). - Dublin, 1942 page 18 with Plate 24

Citations/References: Ancient Ireland / Jacqueline O'Brien and Peter Harbison. - London, 1996 page 145 with useful bibliography on page 248

As a digital copy of this item is available, the original will not be issued.
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Coo 2122 TX (1) 13
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Prints & Drawings