Drawings - Grose - Antiquities of Ireland

Print or Manuscript Manuscript
Genre Album
Description of Travel Account This is not a travel account but is included here because it contains five copies of images by Luttrell Wynne (q.v.) which relate to the narration in his travel notebooks (1774).

Described in the catalogue of the Royal Irish Academy Library as 'One of two colourful albums (the other is numbered 1976TX and kept in the National Library of Ireland) of copies of William Burton Conyngham's (1733-96) collection of original antiquarian drawings, which were prepared by one or more as yet unidentified artists, who managed to give a similar framed format and style to drawings by a variety of artists including Beranger, Bigari, Chearnley and Fisher. The drawings were seemingly prepared for the various London engravers who were to illustrate the two volumes of Francis Grose's Antiquities of Ireland (London, 1794-6), the second volume of which was dedicated to him. [See also Peter Harbison, 'The drawings in the Academy Collection' in: Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy Library, Dublin, RIA, 2009].'
Language English
Location of Master Copy and Shelfmark Royal Irish Academy Library
Published/Created 1790