James Cavanah Murphy

Murphy, James Cavanah, a native of Ireland, who gained some reputation as a traveller and an author, and more by his skill as an architectural artist, but of whose life no particulars are attainable, died in 1816. Dibdin speaks of his name as "united with all tender and honourable reminiscences," and says he "fell a victim to his labours." His principal works were: Plans of the Church of Batalha, in Portugal (1792-96); Travels in Portugal during 1789-'90 (1795); Arabian Antiquities of Spain (1813-'16), in numbers, atlas folio, 100 engravings; a work of which Allibone says "it would be difficult to say too much in commendation." His Travels in Portugal were translated into French and German.


16. Authors, Dictionary of British and American: S. Austin Allibone. 3 vols. Philadelphia, 1859-'71.