A Mount at Ratoath, Co:y Meath

A:C: delint. 24th Dec.r 1781 ; Pinxt. 5th Decr. 1784
Main Creator: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist
Summary:View of what probably is part of a late 12th-century Norman motte at Ratoath, County Meath, Ireland, showing three trees and a stump on the flat top of the mound, together with a house on the left
Published / Created: 1781
Notes:From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I

One of 3 drawings on 1 sheet

See also 2122 TX (1) 28(A) and 2122 TX (1) 28(B)

Title inscribed in ink l.r. under corresponding image

Image within an ink frame 10.1 x 21.5 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet seems to be part of a large shield, crowned

Drawn by Austin Cooper while on a visit to Ratoath, County Meath, on December 24th, 1781, when he may have been spending Christmas in the locality

Physical description: 1 drawing irregular image 6.6 x 5.8 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.). - Dublin 1942 Plate 10, right

Citations/References: Archaeological Inventory of County Meath / Michael Moore (compiler). - Dublin, 1987 page 161, No. 1657

Credits:Attributed to Austin Cooper
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Coo 2122 TX (1) 28(C)
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