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View of the early thirteenth-century ruins of the Cistercian abbey of Knockmoy (Austin Cooper)

National Library of Ireland (Prints and Drawings)

Ref: Coo 2122 TX (1) 73

Type: Document

Date: Published 10 September 1784

Main Author: Cooper, Austin, 1759-1830
Contributors: Leeson, William

View of the early thirteenth-century ruins of the Cistercian abbey of Knockmoy, County Galway, Ireland, showing the east wall of the church with three lancet windows (and two others above) on the right. On the left is a side chapel, Chapter House (again with three lancet windows) and the abbot's quarters, with the refectory in the left background.

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

According to a note on 2122 TX (1) 74, William Leeson's original drawing belonged to Colonel Vallencey

Title inscribed in ink l.c. on sheet

Image within an ink frame 10.5 x 19 cm. Watermark u.l. on sheet is probably ATMAN, part of the name of the famous paper-maker J Whatman

Physical description: 1 drawing image 10 x 18.6 cm., on sheet 18.2 x 26.7 cm.

Citations/References: The Cistercian Monasteries of Ireland / Roger Stalley. - New Haven/London, 1987 passim

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