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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Caption: Interior of Mucruss Abbey

Caption:
Interior of Mucruss Abbey
Artist:
Petrie, George
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Engraving
Engraver:
Higham, Thomas
Author:
Wright, George Newenham
Title of Publication:
A guide to the Lakes of Killarney
Publisher:
Baldwin, Cradock and Joy
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1821
Note on artwork:
This finely detailed engraving depicts an interior view of part of the ruined site of Muckross [Mucruss sic] Abbey, a Franciscan friary founded in the mid-15th century. The site is now designated as part of Killarney National Park.
References:
ONDB online, DIB online, Grove Art online, Strickland. Neither of the first two is accurate in all details. P. Murray, George Petrie (1790-1866): the rediscovery of Ireland's past, Kinsale, 2004.


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