Sketch of the Boyle family monument, erected in 1632 by Sir Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, in sepia and red ink. The monument consists of four tiers, and includes a number of sculpted figures within a complex structure of arches and columns.
St Patrick’s Cathedral website, at http://www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Boyle-Monument.aspx. Accessed 8.11.2014.
Heather King, ‘The pre-1700 memorials in St Patrick’s Cathedral’, in Conleth Manning (ed.), Dublin and beyond the Pale (Bray, Co. Wicklow: Wordwell, 1998), pp. 75-104, here pp. 79-80, 90-93.
Inscribed in Image
|Genre||Scientific or Technical illustration|
|Technique||Pen and ink drawings|
|Subject(s)||Antiquities and archaeological sites, Architecture|
|Keywords(s)||Archaeological sites, Hats, Inscriptions, Men, People, Prayer, Sculpture, Tombs & sepulchral monuments, Women|
|Dimensions||15 cm x 22.6 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. 18|
|Source copy||National Library of Ireland MS 392|
|Rights||Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland|
Related text from travel account
|Decent Sepulture is not onely naturaly to be desired but the most Heroick Minds made it their great desire to be honourably buried. Mezentius asks it of Aeneas. Virg Aen lib. 10.
[p. 17] This care of burial made the Countess of Cork (Semiramis like) to cause the following monument to be sett up to the Honour and memory of her ancestors and posterity.
The Earle of Corks Monument erected at the request of his Lady that her Grandfather Father & her self might be buried together, This according to the other side the leafe consists of four stories, reaching thirty four foot from the ground and is placed under an Arch that in times past was a passage into St Marie’s Chappel of this Cathedrall of St Patrick, records say it cost ye sayd Earle above a Thousand pounds sterling. [pp. 16-17]