Sketch of the west entrance and bell tower of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, with adjacent buildings. The upper part of three further buildings between the viewer and the space in front of the church are also included within the oval shape that encloses the main part of the image. The bell tower and the bottom right corner of the last building on the right side of the church extend beyond this frame. A troop of soldiers marching in tight formation is outside the frame, on the left-hand side; they are carrying lances and a large English flag. The soldiers are a fragment from a printed plate pasted upon the drawing; the flag is drawn by the author. Birds and clouds are sketched above the cathedral. The entire scene is enclosed within an octagonal outer frame.
Inscribed in Image
|Technique||Collages, Engravings, Pen and ink drawings|
|Subject(s)||Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture, Cities and towns|
|Keywords(s)||Birds, Buildings, Churches, Flags, Houses, Men, People, Soldiers|
|Dimensions||11.2 cm x 9.8 cm|
|Published / created||1681|
|Travel Account||Observations in a Voyage through the Kingdom of Ireland|
|Print or manuscript||Manuscript|
|Location of image in copy||p. 13|
|Source copy||National Library of Ireland MS 392|
Related text from travel account
|St PATRICKS Church
The chief of this City of which hereafter hath in it a fair monument erected by the eminently Honourable Richard, ye first Earle of Cork, who being born a private Gentleman, and younger brother of a younger brother of Herefordshire, to no other Heritage than is expressed in the Device and Motto, which is seen on ye sd Monument, and his humble Gratitude hath caused to be inscrib’d on all the Palaces he built (viz)
GODS PROVIDENCE IS OUR INHERITANCE
By that Providence and his diligent and wise Industry, raised such an honour and estate, and left such a family as never any subject of these 3 Kingdoms did, and that with so unspotted a reputation of Integrity, (as ye reverend Dr Walker takes notice) that the most invidious scrutiny could find no blott though it winnowed all the methods of his riseing most severely.
This noble Lord by his prudent and pious Consort was blest with 5 sons, of which he liv’d to see 4 Peers of ye Kingdom of Ireland, and the fifth an eminent Vertuoso.
He left also 8 daughters [p. 11]
[Followed by details of this family, pp. 11-14.]