- Born: 1793 Died: 1859
Physician and amateur architect, of Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. Henry Fulton, fourth son of Joseph Fulton of Lisburn, Co. Antrim, was born in 1793. After a brief period in the Bengal Medical Service, 1828-9, he retired to Clonmore, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. He died in 1859. He was married twice, first in 1816 to Jane, daughter of Dr Finlay of Belfast, who died in 1818, by whom he had a son who died the following year, and second, on 2 September 1830, to Anne, daughter of John Miller, a Dublin lawyer,(1) by whom he had a son and five daughters. His extensive travels in Europe and Asia are recorded in his two-volume Travelling sketches in various countries, published by Longman's in 1840.
In 1833-1834 Fulton entered the competition for designing a museum, lecture rooms and campanile for Trinity College, Dublin, which was won by a GEORGE RICHARD PAIN. H e outlined his scheme in a pamphlet, Irish collegiate architecture with observations on architecture in general, dedicated without permission to the Provost and Senior Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin (2nd edition, Dublin, 1837).(2) He published articles which voiced his opinions on the subject of architecture and particular buildings in the Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal during the 1840s, the first based on a lecture he had given at the Royal Dublin Society in January 1842.(3) In 1852 he exhibited a model of a gate house or cottage, 'illustrating a plan of ventilation', at the National Exhibition of the Arts, Manufactures & Products at Cork.(4) He exhibited this model again at the Dublin Great Industrial Exhibition of 1853, together with models of 'a temple, in a proposed new order of architecture' and 'a railway bridge for crossing a river subject to occasional floods'.(5)
RIAI: non-professional member in 1841.(6)
Address: Clonmore, Dublin, 1844.(7)
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland (1904), 208 (sub Fulton of Braidujle).
(1) Is she the Mrs Fulton, who exhibited sculpture at the RHA between 1840 and 1858, including a 'Bust of Dr Fulton', and who also exhibited paintings from the antique at the Royal Dublin Society Art Exhibition, 1858?
(2) See E. McParland, 'The college buildings' in C.H. Holland, ed., Trinity College Dublin and the idea of a university' (1991), 172; the pamphlet was reviewed in The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 1, 93.
(3) For details of the contentious circumstances and content of this lecture see RIAI council meeting minutes, 1 Jan 1842, and Frederick O'Dwyer, 'The foundation and early years of the RIAI' in John Graby ed, 150 years of architecture in Ireland (1989), 11-12.
(4) No. 14.
(5) No. 550; Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 16 (Jul 1853), 272.
(6) See note 3, above.
(7) Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 7 (Apr,May 1844), 141,182.
1 work entries listed in chronological order for FULTON, HENRY
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, MUSEUM, LECTURE ROOMS & CAMPANILE (PROPOSED)|
|Refs:||E. McParland, 'The college buildings' in C.H. Holland, ed., Trinity College Dublin and the idea of a university' (1991), 172|
|Fulton, Henry||Irish collegiate architecture with observations on architecture in general, dedicated without permission to the Provost and Senior Fellows of Trinity College, Dublin||1837||2nd edition, Dublin, 1837.|
|Fulton, Henry||Travelling Sketches in various countries||1840||London, 1840.|
|Fulton, Henry||'Introductory lecture on the state and study of civil architecture'||1842||Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 5 (Mar,1842), 78. (Lecture delivered to RDS, 5 & & Jan 1842. Commment on same, p.128. Also published as an 8vo booklet, 1842)|
|Fulton, Henry||'Observations on architects and architecture'||1843||Civil Engineer & Architect's Journal 6 (1843), 333-335,373-374,403-404,451; 7 (1844), 18-19,65,97-98,139-141,181-182,216-17,254-5.|
|Fulton, Henry||'Observations on Gwilt's Encyclopaedia of Architecture'
||1844||Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 7 (27 Jan 1844), 44-45
|Fulton, Henry||'On the modification and adaptation of the orders of the Greeks by the Romans and Moderns'||1846||Civil Engineer & Architect's Journal 9 (May 1846), 137-143.|
|Fulton, Henry||'On obelisks, with some remarks on Egyptian architecture'||1848||Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 8 (May, 1845), 141.|