BANKS, THOMAS *#
- Born: 1735 Died: 1805
English sculptor, for biography of whom see Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851 (revised edition, ), 37-39. Thomas Banks sculpted the statues of Europe, Asia, Aftrica and America on the north portico and the figure of Commerce on the dome of JAMES GANDON' s Custom House in Dublin, built between 1781 and 1791.(1)
See WORKS, for Irish work only.
(1) E. McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), 68; Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 146.
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|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY, CUSTOM HOUSE|
|Nature:||Figures of Europe, Asia, Africa and America over N portico. (Preliminary design possibly supplied to Gandon by Paul Sandby, see sketch designs for Asia, Africa and America in IAA (on loan from King's Inns Archives) 2007/10.M/2-5.)
|Refs:||T.S. Mulvany, ed., The Life of James Gandon (1866), 66,74; W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 385n; E. McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), 68|