A S:E: Prospect of Burntcourt from the River, Co: Tipperary

Anthony Chearnley delint. 1744 ; A:C: Pinxt. 15th. April 1784
Main Creator: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist
Contributors: Chearnley, Anthony fl. 1740-1785
Summary:Distant view of the 17th-century Everard castle at Burntcourt, County Tipperary, Ireland, with the tall gabled towers at the corners with walls of three storeys in between. Additional inscription in ink under title: "This strong Castle was built about the time of the troubles in 1641 by Sir Richard Everard an Irish Knight. It was afterwards surrendered to Cromwel [Cromwell] and mention is made of it in his life where he went over the river Suir & took in the strong Castle of Cloghern (Burntcourt). It was soon after burnt by the Irish to prevent it's being enjoyed by a Protestant". The castle is enclosed within a wall, and is seen from across the river. In the foreground two men are playing a game, with a man defending his netted wicket with a bat in a playing field, including other similar wickets.
Published / Created: 15th April, 1784, after Chearnley's original of 1744
Notes:From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I

This drawing is based on one by Chearnley, who lived beside the mansion, and whose drawing was engraved as Plate 101, with text on page 58, in Vol. II of Grose's Antiquities of Ireland, published in 1796 (despite the date of 1791 on the title-page). It is stated there to have been in the collection of the Rt. Hon. William Conyngham, and it was presumably from Conyngham that Cooper borrowed it to copy. This and 2122 TX (1) 60, which is also of Burntcourt, are the only Chearnley drawings copied by Cooper in the collection.

Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet

Watermark u.l. on sheet is JW [J Whatman].

Physical description: 1 drawing image 11.8 x 19.2 cm., on sheet 18.3 x 26.6 cm.

Citations/References: Everard's Castle, now Burntcourt Castle, near Cahir, County Tipperary / John Everard - Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquarians in Ireland 37, 1907 pages 74-85

Citations/References: The Family of Everard. Part II. Everard of Fethard, County Tipperary / Richard H.A.J. Everard. - The Irish Genealogist, 1989 pages 514-519

Credits:Attributed to Austin Cooper
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Coo 2122 TX (1) 59
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