A SE View of Kilkea Castle, Co.y Kildare

A.C. delint. 11th. Augt. 1782 ; Pinxt. 18th. Augt.
Main Creator: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist
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
Published / Created: 1782
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
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