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The Monument unth. Fresco Painting in the Abbey of Knockmoy (Co.y Galway) of OConnor the Founder

National Library of Ireland (Prints and Drawings)

Ref: Coo 2122 TX (1) 76

Type: Document

Date: 1784

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

View of the O Ceallaigh tomb in the choir of Knockmoy Cistercian abbey, County Galway, Ireland, showing a pointed arch containing a painting of the Crucifixion, an inscribed stone at the bottom of the left-hand side of the arch, two shadowy figures above. There is also another figure seen approaching from the right. Above the monument is the vaulting of the choir.

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

See 2122 TX (1) 73-75 and 77-79 for other illustrations of the same abbey

Title inscribed in ink l.c. under image

Inscribed in ink l.r. on image: For the other Half of this Monument See page 79

Inscribed in ink l.l. on image: No:4, page 90

Inscribed in ink m.r. on image: No:1 page 77

Watermark u.l. on sheet may be WHATMAN

Physical description: 1 drawing image 24.8 x 17.9 cm., on sheet 26.7 x 18.2 cm.

Citations/References: The Antiquities of Ireland / Edward Ledwich. - (2nd ed.) Dublin, 1804 opposite page 521

Citations/References: The Mural Paintings and Inscriptions at Knockmoy Abbey / Henry S. Crawford. - Journ. Roy. Soc. Antiq. Ireland 49, 1919 pages 25-34

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