A View New Abbey near Kilcullen, Co.y Kildare

A:C: delint. 15th Augt. 1782 ; Pinxt. 18th Augt
Main Creator: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist
Summary:View of the New Abbey at Kilcullen, County Kildare, Ireland, showing the choir with gapingly-empty east window, three windows in the south wall, and an adjoining south chapel having a surviving traceried window in the south gable. In the left background is a two-storey house with dormer window. In front is a horse, with reins held by an attendant, while a single figure which is probably the artist himself looks on
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 within an ink frame 9.5 x 14.2 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet

Cooper would appear to have drawn this abbey while on a tour of parts of south Leinster in the summer of 1782. He made comments about the antiquities illustrated in this image in his diary for August 15th, 1782 (NLI Ms. Acc. 4841, Kildare, Carlow, Queen's County 1782, page 20)

Physical description: 1 drawing image 9 x 13.8 cm., on sheet 18.3 x 26.6 cm.

Citations/References: An Eighteenth Century Antiquary : The Sketches, Notes and Diaries of Austin Cooper (1759-1830) / Liam Price (ed.). - Dublin 1942 page 93 with Plate 6

Citations/References: New Abbey of Kilcullen / Lord Walter Fitzgerald. - Journal of County Kildare Archaeological Society Vol. III (5), 1901 pages 300-317

Credits:Attributed to Austin Cooper
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