An Old Tomb in the Abbey of Carrick-beg, Co.y Waterford

A:C: delint. 17th June 1781 ; Pinxt. 19th. July
Main Creator: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist
Summary:The effigy, perhaps of a lady, from Carrickbeg Friary, County Tipperary, Ireland, seen obliquely from above
Published / Created: 1781
Notes:From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I

Austin Cooper made some observations of this tomb in his diary for June 16th 1781 (page 23 of NLI Ms. Acc. 4841, Munster):'In this Abbey is an Old Tomb done in Free-Stone, the only one I have ever seen; the figure of a Monk (perhaps Clyn) carved in alto relievo thereon, but very much defaced.' John Hunt, author of "Medieval Irish Figure Sculpture", thinks it may have represented a woman.

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

Image in frame 7.3 x 18.4 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet may be part of the name WHATMAN

Drawn by Austin Cooper when he was touring the province of Munster in the summer of 1781 perhaps gathering money from area tax collectors, or working as a Paymaster to the Civil and Military Establishments

Physical description: 1 drawing image 6.9 x 17.9 cm., on sheet 18.2 x 26.5 cm.

Citations/References: An eighteenth century antiquary : the sketches, notes and diaries of Austin Cooper (1759-1830) / Liam Price (ed.). - Dubliin, 1942 page 20 with plate 31

Citations/References: Medieval Irish Figure Sculpture / John Hunt. - London, Dublin 1974 pages 221 and 243-244, with Fig. 16

Credits:Attributed to Austin Cooper
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