'Ancient tower at Cloyne, Feby 1856' [Ireland]
No. 7 in Fanshawe's Baltic and later album, 1843 - 83. Captioned by the artist on the album page below the image, as title. The ancient 30-metre round tower in the middle of the village of Cloyne, Co. Cork, Ireland. A monastery at Cloyne was founded by St. Colman mac Lenene who died in 604. The tower, of uncertain but early date, is practically all that remains of it and it is is one of only two surviving in Co. Cork. Though only now a village, Cloyne still also has a cathedral as further legacy of its monastic past, where the celebrated Bishop Berkeley was bishop for 30 years. This is a drawing Fanshawe made on a foray ashore while stationed at Queenstown in the 'Hastings' (see PAI4680).
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