Old Castle in town of Naas

Main Creator: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist
Summary:View of an urban tower-house in the tower of Naas, County Kildare, Ireland, showing through a gable formation that a house had formerly been built up against it. A domestic structure is given in outline to the right of the castle
Published / Created: [Between ca.1779-1830]
Notes:From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I

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

This drawing can confidently be ascribed to Austin Cooper, firstly because all the others earlier in this album, and some later ones too, are signed by him, and secondly because he noted a number of castles in Naas in his diary (NLI Ms. Acc. 4841, Munster 1781, page 28)

Physical description: 1 drawing diam. image 5.7 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 pages 28-29

Citations/References: Ancient Naas / Thomas J. de Burgh. - Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society Vo. I, 1891-1895 pages 320-323

Credits:Attributed to Austin Cooper
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Coo 2122 TX (1) 35
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