Click here to skip to content

A tomb on Oronsay, 1772 f.51

A tomb on Oronsay, 1772 f.51

Artist: Cleveley Junr., John

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1772

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15509

Item number: f.51

Length: 20.5

Width: 5.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

A drawing of a tomb "near the SE corner of the church at Oransay", drawn by John Cleveley, junior, in 1774 after a sketch by John Frederick Miller taken in 1772. One of a number of distinctive Celtic tombslabs at Oronsay Priory. Oronsay is a small Hebridian Island close to Colonsay. It has a ruined medieval Augustinian priory. This relief is of Canon Bricius MacMhuirich, from one of two local families the MacDuffies and MacMhuirichs who provided many of the priors and canons for Oronsay. This is from the Oronsay School of c.1500-1560. This relief shows the canon's voluminous monastic cape with angels at his pillow.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites


Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: