Some behind-the-scenes detective work has turned up the author and architect behind the recently purchased drawings (see post below).
The chap is an Irish man called John Leeson, who died in 1855. He graduated school in 1813 with two prizes, and the from 1819 went off to design and build three of Ireland’s great churches. In between, it seems he travelled to Europe and produced the drawing that I now have in my hot (and very excited) sticky paws.
The church pictured is one of his. The drawings I have seem to be his earlier works and designs. How thrilling!
They are already 200 years old…