Round Tower(s) at Kells, Co: Meath

A:C: delint. 7th. Oct.r 1784 ; Pinxt. 10th. Octr
Main Creator: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830, artist
Summary:View of the Round Tower at Kells, County Meath, Ireland, as seen roughly from the south-west. The tower is shown with a plinth below, and two windows one above the other, near the top. On its right is the gate-post of the churchyard wall
Published / Created: 10th October 1784
Notes:2122 TX (1) 80(B) to the right of this drawing

Inscription in pencil probably by Austin Damer Cooper on facing page: "Kells Tower erected by St Columba in 6th century - 99 feet high - 918 pillaged by the Danes"

From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles & c. & c. in Ireland, Vol. I

Title inscribed in ink l.l. under image

Image within a circular ink frame diam. 11.3 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet is part of a large crowned shield

Physical description: 1 drawing diam. image 10.8 cm., on sheet 18.3 x 26.6 cm.

Citations/References: The Round Towers of Ireland / George Lennox Barrow. - Dublin, 1979 pages 166-169

Credits:Attributed to Austin Cooper
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