A S:W: View of Grange Castle, Queen's Co.y

A:C: delt. 13th Augt. 1782 ; Pinxt. 20th Augt.
Main Creator: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist
Summary:View of the Tower-house at (Monk's) Grange, County Laois, Ireland, once the home of the Hartpole family. The doorway is rather blocked up, various smaller and larger windows are shown, as are the gable and chimney of the tower. A low (thatched?) building is seen to adjoin it
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

Image in circular ink frame 9.6 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet consists of what looks like part of a small shield

Cooper would appear to have drawn this castle while on a tour of parts of south Leinster n the summer of 1782

Physical description: 1 drawing diam. image 8.9 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 132

Citations/References: Archaeological Inventory of County Laois / P. David Sweetman, Olive Alcock and Bernie Moran. - Dublin, 1995 page 120, No. 994

Citations/References: Notes on the District of Irry, Coolbanagher Castle, and the Hartpoles / Lord Walter Fizgerald. - Journal of the County Kildare Archaeoloical Society Vol. IV (4), 1904 pages 297-311 with illustration on page 308

Credits:Attributed to Austin Cooper
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