A SE View of Kilkea Castle, Co.y Kildare
A.C. delint. 11th. Augt. 1782 ; Pinxt. 18th. Augt.
|Summary:||View of the south-east of Kilkea Castle, not far from Athy, County Kildare, Ireland, showing a tall tower-house on the left, a lower battlemented domestic building adjoining it, with a round turret on the right, with further domestic buildings in the background. There is an ornamental gate in the foreground |
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|Notes:||From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I |
Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet under image
The watermark on the large sheet is ATMAN, presumably part of the name Whatman
Austin Cooper drew the castle on a visit to Kildare, in August, 1782. He has a passage about his visit to Kilkea Castle on August 11th, 1782 (NLI Ms. Acc. 4841, Kildare, Carlow, Queen's County etc. 1782, page 10)
Physical description: 1 drawing image 9.5 x 12.7 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 page 89
Citations/References: Kilkea Castle / Lord Walter Fitzgerald. - Journal County Kildare Archaeological Society Vol. II (1), 1896 pages 3-32
Citations/References: Kilkea Castle / Donal Godfrey. - Carloviana Vol. I (14), December 1965 pages 28-30
|Credits:||Attributed to Austin Cooper|
As a digital copy of this item is available, the original will not be issued.
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Coo 2122 TX (1) 37
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