William Burton Conyngham and His Irish Circle of Antiquarian Artists Peter Harbison

ISBN: 9780300180725

Published: February 26th 2013

Hardcover

244 pages


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William Burton Conyngham and His Irish Circle of Antiquarian Artists  by  Peter Harbison

William Burton Conyngham and His Irish Circle of Antiquarian Artists by Peter Harbison
February 26th 2013 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 244 pages | ISBN: 9780300180725 | 5.28 Mb

In the midst of a resurgence of pride in Irelands history during the 18th century, William Burton, later Conyngham (1733-1796), strove to emulate his British counterparts in producing albums of engravings illustrating the beauties of the countrysMoreIn the midst of a resurgence of pride in Irelands history during the 18th century, William Burton, later Conyngham (1733-1796), strove to emulate his British counterparts in producing albums of engravings illustrating the beauties of the countrys heritage.

To further his aims, he formed the Hibernian Antiquarian Society, which lasted only four years due to internal strife. Nevertheless, Burton Conyngham began acquiring drawings of antiquities, and then commissioned Gabriel Beranger and his fellow artists Angelo Bigari and John James Barralet to make sketches of dolmens, churches, abbeys, and castles in areas which were not represented in existing works.In its day, Burton Conynghams was regarded as the most significant collection of such drawings in Ireland.

This volume reconstructs that collection, cataloguing more than 600 drawings, which he was known to have secured by about 1780. Also presented in this monograph is the considerable number of copies that were made of the original works as security against damage to the collective whole or the death of its owner.



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