Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and artist, of Dublin, listed as such in Wilson's Dublin Directory, at 5 Washington Street 1819-1832 and at 3 Washington Street 1833-1834. He appears to be the same person as the John Chesney who exhibited a total of fourteen items - landscapes, miniature portraits and architectural designs - at the Society of Artists of Ireland in 1802 and 1804 from addresses in Paradise Row and from 'Washington Street, 5 Summer Hill, Dublin'.(1) His exhibited designs included a 'Design for a steeple for St Thomas's Church' and a 'Design for a new Christ Church'. He may be the Chesney whose plans for the General Post Office in Sackville Street, circa 1812, are the subject of comments by Francis Johnston, preserved in the National Archives.(2) A John Chesney was admitted to the Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture on 2 March 1786.(3)



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(1) ALEI 1, 123-4.
(2) NA/SPO 554/403/10.
(3) Royal Dublin Society Proceedings (transcript in IAA)