Castle of Ballylaghan, Co Mayo

Main Creator: Bigari, Angelo Maria
Summary:View of the exterior of the twin drum-towers guarding the entrance to the 13th century castle at Ballylaghan or Ballylahan, County Mayo, Ireland, with a view through the gate to a series of two further arches beyond.
Published / Created: [ca. 1779?].
Notes:An engraving of this drawing (with different people in the foreground) is found in Vol. II of Francis Grose's Antiquities of Ireland (London, 1791 (should be 1794)) as Pl. 3 under the wrong title of "Ballylaghan Castle, Co. Carlow", and wrongly attributed to Lieutenant Daniel Grose (Grose confused it with another castle of the same name in Co. Carlow).

Drawing within ink frame 16.5 x 24.2 cm.

From: Antiquities of Abbeys, Castles, & Towers in Ireland / assembled by Austin Cooper in 1875 (page 16).

Image pasted onto sheet.

Inscribed in ink u.r.: 32.

Title inscribed l.c.

Physical description: 1 drawing : image 16.1 x 23.8 cm., on paper 18.6 x 27.4 cm., on sheet 23.3 x 29.2 cm.

Citations/References: Irish Castles and Castellated Houses / H.G. Leask. - Dundalk 1964 page 72

Credits:Attributed to Angelo Maria Bigari (fl. 1772-1779).
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Coo 2122 TX (3) 16
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