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Book of paintings made in Portugal

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  • IE TCD MS 6207
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  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
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  • created 1813
  • IE TCD MS 6207 is one of 5 sketchbooks kept by John Synge during his early 19th-century European travels. Where the works are finished they are sepia wash depictions of buildings in landscapes, sometimes with figures, usually dated. The titles are those given by the author. The journal kept by the author during his journey is MS 6205. The other 4 sketchbooks can be found at IE TCD MS 6208-6211.John Synge (1788-1845) was grandfather of the playwright John Millington Synge; he was known as 'Pestalozzi John' due to his enthusiasm for the teachings of Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746-1827, Swiss educator). Synge is an important figure in the history of the Plymouth Brethen in Ireland; he owned land in Glanmore in Co. Wicklow. He married Isabella daughter of Hugh Hamilton, founder member of the Royal Irish Academy.This item is part of the collection of material brought together by Edward Stephens (1888-1955) for his projected biography of his uncle John Millington Synge.--Fol. 1: Unfinished pencil sketch labelled 'Lisbon.’--Fol. 2: Belem Tower in the River Tagus.--Fol. 3: View of the Tagus & part of Buenos Ayres from the Garret window of No. 19 Rua Sacramento da Lapa.--Fol. 4: Quinta Ribeira near Fort St Julien belonging to Senor de Brito. (This may include the artist, as the sketching figure in the foreground). --Fol. 5: The Church of Colares and the Cintra Mountains in the distance from the Octagon of Don José Dias.--Fol. 6: Quinta de Vinagre near Colares belonging to Senora Bandeira.--Fol. 7: Peninia Chapel on the South West pinacle of the Sierra de Cintra.--Fol. 8: Penha Verde with the Tomb of Joaò de castro, & the Marquis de Marialva's Quinto--Fol. 9: Village of Torres Vedras & some of the advanced forts on the lines taken from the Sorbal Road. (includes military figures).--Fol. 10: Heights of Columbeira near Roliça with the Tomb of Col Lake, where Sir A. Wellesley first encountered the French in the Peninsula. --Fol. 11: Obidos, an old Moorish Town in the Province of Beira in Portugal.--Fol. 12: Famous Convent of Bernadine Monks at Alcobaça in Portugal.--Fol. 13: Gothic Church of Batalha built by Joao I of Portugal.--Fol. 14: Castle and part of the town of Leria.--Fol. 15: The River Duero & part of the Town of Oporto from the road to St. Joao. --Fol. 16: The wooden Bridge adjoining the Convent of Sta Tierco & the Sierra of Sta Catarina.--Fol. 17: The front of the Collegiate Chapel of N.S. de Olivares at Guimaraens.--Fol. 18: The Palace of the Braganza Family at Guimaraens--Fol. 19: Inside the Palace of Braganza--Fol. 20: Bernadine Convent at Boiro between Braga & the Sierra de Gerez.--Fol. 21: Valença and Tuy, frontier Towns of Spain & Portugal divided by the Minho.--Fol. 22: St Jago de Compostella the Capital of the Province of Gallicia. See the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library’s catalogue entry here:
Teideal bailiúcháin
  • Stephens-Synge Collection
  • Part of the collection of material brought together by Edward Stephens (1888-1955) for his projected biography of his uncle. John Millington Synge
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  • ink
  • paper (fiber product)
  • Irish
Aitheantóir Oibiachta Digití
  • MS6207_01
  • 0076337


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