Sketches taken in Portugal in 1789 & 1790 chiefly in the provinces of Estremadura & Alentejo

Accurately copied from the originals with their descriptions collected from the best Portuguese writers /
by James Murphy Arct.[Architect].
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Main Creator: Murphy, James Cavanah, 1760-1814 artist
Contributors: Deane, Thomas Manley, former owner
Summary:Title inscribed in ink on 3rd page in sketchbook; inscribed in pencil underneath title: Lisbon, March 1790. Sketchbook bound in full red Morocco leather, richly gilt. James Cavanagh Murphy, (1760-1814), was commissioned by William Burton Conyngham, (1733-1796), to go to Portugal and make drawings of the Church of Batalha. This album may have been compiled as a presentation copy for his patron. Watercolours of buildings of architectural interest, groundplans and ornamentation. Full-page holograph description of the town of Evora present, a manuscript title-page and a small drawing and description of a tombstone. Several pages cut out or blank. With handwritten note in black ink on [pasted down] endpaper by George Noble, Count Plunkett, dated 6th November 1914: "James [Cavanah] Murphy's drawings (obtained from Sir Thomas Manly Deane, whose people were friends of Murphy). / 6th November 1914 / G.N. Count Plunkett".
Published / Created: March 1790.
Notes:Physical description: 1 sketchbook (36 drawings : 101 pages) : watercolour ; 26.2 x 21.4 cm..

Citations/References: Travels in Portugal / by James Murphy. - London: Strahan, 1795. p. viii.

Citations/References: Article by the late Professor Michael McCartney, UCD in 'The Irish Arts Review' Summer 2002, pp. 114-117 entitled "Unpublished Drawings by James Cavanagh Murphy"; access via JStor

Credits:Attributed to James Cavanagh Murphy, (1760-1814).
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