Anchoret's Tower at Disert, Queen's Co.y

A:C: delin. 9th. Augt. 1772 ; A:C: Pinxt. 4th. Mar:h 1785
Main Creator: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist
Summary:View of a stone tower, half of which is collapsed down to only a foot or two above the ground. It was situated at Diset (Enos), near Stradbally, County Laois, Ireland, but has now apparently disappeared
Published / Created: 4th March, 1785, after the artist's original sketch of 9th August, 1782
Notes:From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I

One of 3 drawings on 1 sheet

Oval image within oval frame 7.7 x 5.5 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet is part of a large shield, crowned

See also 2122 TX (1) 31(A) and 2122 TX (1) 31(B)

Title inscribed in ink u.l. & u.r. above image and l.r. under image

Austin Cooper's diary of August 9th, 1782 (NLI Ms. Acc. 4841, Kildare, Carlow, Queen's County etc. 1782, page 3), records his visit to Disert. The monument is given as a Round Tower in a list by Ledwich

Physical description: 1 drawing oval image 7.1 x 5.1 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 page 87

Citations/References: The Round Towers of Ireland / George Lennox Barrow. - Dublin 1979 page 140

Credits:Attributed to Austin Cooper
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Coo 2122 TX (1) 31(C)
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