[Sepulchral Monument of Chaloner]

Artist(s) : Thomas Dineley (Draughtsman)

The tomb of Luke Challoner, in the University Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin. The high relief figure of Challoner, in robes, ruff and cap or low-crowned hat, rests on the tomb, his hands joined in prayer. He is attended by two angels. His epitaph is inscribed on the side panel. The monument is surrounded by a railing.

In 1798, when the new chapel was built, the original alabaster figure of Challoner was left exposed to the weather and deteriorated.

Sources:

The book of Trinity college, Dublin, 1591-1891 (Belfast: M. Ward & Co., 1892), p. 209.

Newport J.D. White, ‘Luke Challoner, D.D.’, The Irish Church Quarterly, vol. 2, no. 7 (July 1909), 207-233.

Inscribed in Image

  • Text within boundaries of image –
    CONDITUR HOC TUMULO CHALONERI
    TRISTE CADAVER
    CUJUS OPE ET PRECIBUS CONDITUR
    ISTA DOMUS OBIIT XXVII APRILIS
    ANNO DOMINI M D C XIII

Image Details

Genre Scientific or Technical illustration
Technique Pen and ink drawings
Subject(s) Antiquities and archaeological sites
Geographical Location
  • Trinity College, Dublin - Named locality
  • Dublin - Town or city
  • Dublin - County
  • Leinster - Province
Keywords(s) Antiquities, Churches, Hats, Inscriptions, Men, People, Prayer, Sculpture, Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Colour Monochrome
Dimensions 10.2 cm x 5.2 cm
Published / created 1681

Bibliographical Details

Travel Account Observations in a Voyage through the Kingdom of Ireland
Contributor(s)
Print or manuscript Manuscript
Location of image in copy p. 72
Source copy National Library of Ireland MS 392
Permalink
Rights Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

Related text from travel account

Entering into the University Chappell on the left hand is seen a fair monument in white marble of One Chaloner who was founder of the s[ai]d Chappel as appears by Inscription thereon which see page. [p. 71]
Sepulchral Monument of Chaloner