A S:E: View of Barberstown Castle, Co;y Kildare

A:C: delin. 29th Sept. 1783 ; Pinxt. 2d. Octr.
Bibliographic Details
Main Creator: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist
Summary:View from the south-east of the tower-house at Barberstown, County Kildare, Ireland, showing the tower (unusually roofed with thatch), with an eighteenth-century house beside it, and a barn adjoining. A man and his dog can be seen on the garden wall and in the foreground on the avenue leading to the castle the artist can be seen drawing
Format: Prints & Drawings
Published / Created: 1783
Notes:From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I

Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet

Image within circular ink frame diam. 13.5 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet

This was obviously a castle lived in at the time by a friend of Austin Cooper's for we find him noting in his diary for 12th September, 1784 (NLI, Ms. Acc. 4841) that "Jack & Hannah and I went to Barberstown and retd to Dinner"

Physical description: 1 drawing diam image 13.1 cm., on sheet 18.2 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 Plate 36, left

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) 54
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Prints & Drawings