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Book of Ballymote

  • Object:

    Tracing of a manuscript

  • Place of origin:

    Sligo (original manuscript. At the time, Ballymote was in Corann (now in County Sligo.), made)
    Dublin (Manuscript would have been copied here, where it is stored., made)

  • Date:

    1390-1 (made)
    1883 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kelly, Arthur (copyist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    coloured tracing

  • Museum number:

    D.6:259-1892

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 93, shelf A, box 19

Physical description

One of 476 pages bearing coloured tracings of the Leabhar Bhaile an Mhóta, or Book of Ballymote.

Place of Origin

Sligo (original manuscript. At the time, Ballymote was in Corann (now in County Sligo.), made)
Dublin (Manuscript would have been copied here, where it is stored., made)

Date

1390-1 (made)
1883 (made)

Artist/maker

Kelly, Arthur (copyist)

Materials and Techniques

coloured tracing

Dimensions

Height: 11 in volume, Width: 16.5 in volume

Object history note

Directly purchased from Michael Kelly, presumably related to the copyist Arthur Kelly, in 1892, for £5.

Descriptive line

Arthur Kelly. One of 476 tracings of pages from the Leabhar Bhaile an Mhóta, or Book of Ballymote (1390-1), copies made in 1883

Materials

Pencil; Watercolour

Techniques

Tracing; Hand-colouring

Categories

Manuscripts; Books; Calligraphy; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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