Round Towers [sic] at Cashel, Co.y Tipperary

AC: delint. 22 June 1781 ; Pinxt. 30th Nov.r 1784
Main Creator: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist
Summary:View of the Round Tower at Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland, with small needle showing the north direction
Published / Created: 30th November, 1784, after the artist's original drawing of 22nd June, 1781
Notes:From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I

On the page opposite (verso of 2122 TX (1) 15), inscribed in pencil probably by Austin Damer Cooper (1831-1900) are the words: The Towerof Cashel is built of [Drum?] grit stone, which must have been brought a distance of six or seven miles

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

Drawing 2122 TX (1) 16(B) to right of 2122 TX (1) 16(A)

Image in oval frame 12.6 x 10.7 cm. Watermark is part of a large shield, crowned, on u.l. sheet

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. Cooper drew the castle on an extensive tour of Munster during the summer of 1781

Physical description: 1 drawing on right-hand side of sheet oval image 12 x 10.3 cm., on sheet 18.2 x 27.1 cm.

Citations/References: An eighteenth century antiquary : the sketches, notes and diaries of Austin Cooper (1759-1830) / Liam Price (ed.). - Dublin, 1942 page 32

Citations/References: The Round Towers of Ireland / George Lennox Barrow. - Dublin, 1979 pages 182-185

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Coo 2122 TX (1) 16(B)
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