A W: View of Barberstown Castle, Co:y Kildare

A:C: delin. 29th Sept. 1783 ; Pinxt. 3d. Octr:
Bibliographic Details
Main Creator: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist
Summary:View of the tower-house at Barberstown, County Kildare, Ireland at the end of a farmyard. A small thatched building leans against the tower-house. On either side of the farmyard are buildings. The view through the farmyard gates to the castle beyond is an attractive portrayal of rural life in eighteenth-century Ireland
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. 11.7 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet is possibly J WHATMAN

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 11.3 cm., on sheet 18.3 x 26.7 cm.

Citations/References: An Eighteenth Century Antiquary : The Sketches, Notes and Diaries of Austin Cooper (1759-1830) / Liam Price (ed.). - Dublin 1942 Plate 36, right

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) 55
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