Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Sculptor, of Rome and Dublin. John Hogan, the son of a builder in Tallow, Co. Waterford, was born on 14 October 1800. His parents' intention was that he should become a lawyer, but after an uncongenial period in the office of a Cork attorney, he entered the office of THOMAS DEANE  THOMAS DEANE as an apprentice in 1818. It was Deane who from 1819 encouraged Hogan to carve in wood and stone, and, after his apprenticeship ended in March 1820, Hogan devoted himself entirely to sculpture. He worked in Rome from 1824 until 1849. During this period he made five visits to Ireland, in 1829, 1832, 1840, 1843 and 1846. He returned to Ireland permanently with his Italian wife and six children in the late summer of 1849. He died in Dublin on 27 March 1858 and was buried in Glasnevin cemetery. A full account of Hogan's life and works, with a catalogue raisonée and bibliography, is given by John Turpin in John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982). there is also a brief memoir in DB 1, 1 April 1859, 40.   See also Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 61-69. JAMES CAHILL  JAMES CAHILL was his assistant in the period before his death.   He was the father of JOHN VALENTINE HOGAN. JOHN VALENTINE HOGAN.
 

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39 work entries listed in chronological order for HOGAN, JOHN *


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Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SOUTH MALL, NO. 005 (ROYAL EXCHANGE LIFE & FIRE ASSURANCE CO.)
Date: 1820ca
Nature: Wooden statue of Minerva for front of building (now in Crawford Art Gallery, Cork). Presented to Trustees of Crawford School of Art by Gresham Life Assurance Co. when it took over and rebuilt premises of old Royal Exchange Co. in mid 1880s.
Refs: IB 31, 1 Nov 1889, 267; John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Newoclassical Sculptor in Rome, (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 175;  Roger Herlihy, A Walk through the South Parish (Cork: Red Abbey Publications, 2010), 63-64.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1823
Nature: 27 figures, altar frontal ?and carving of last supper (all pinewood), for John Murphy, bishop of Cork). (Lost in remodelling of church in 1965 but found again and reinstalled in catedral.))
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 163;  information from Roger Herlihy, Cork (Sep 2010).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLARENDON STREET, CHURCH OF ST TERESA (RC, DISCALCED CARMELITES)
Date: 1829
Nature: Marble statue of the Dead Christ beneath High Altar.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 57(illus.),164;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 61-62(illus.).


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FRANCIS STREET, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS OF MYRA (RC)
Date: 1831ca
Nature: Plaster Pietà by Hogan and plaster reliefs of Last Supper and Marriage of the Virgin to left & right of high altar by Hogan & John Smyth.
Refs: Clonliffe College Archive, MS p.1/2;  Civil Engineer & Architect's Journal 2, Oct 1839, 363-4;  John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 60(illus.),63(illus.),164-7;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 61-62(illus.).


Building: CO. CORK, CORK, DUNBAR STREET, ST FINBARR'S CHURCH (RC, SOUTH PARISH)
Date: 1832
Nature: Statue of Dead Christ beneath high altar.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 167-8

Building: CO. CORK, SKIBBEREEN, CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1833ca
Nature: Monument (marble relief) to Dr Michael Collins, Bishop of Cloyne and Ross (1771-1832).
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 128

Building: CO. KILKENNY, CALLAN, AUGUSTINIAN FRIARY CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1836ca
Nature: '...on each side of the altar is a niche, in which is intended to place two marble statues, now in progress of execution at Rome by Mr Hogan.' (Lewis)
Refs: Catholic Directory n(1836), 117; S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 245

Building: CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, CATHEDRAL OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1837-39
Nature: Marble group, executed in Rome, in memory of James Warren Doyle, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin (1786-1834).
Refs: J.P. Lawson, Gazetteer of Ireland (1842), 201-2; B 16, 28 Aug 1858, 591; DB 5, 1 Feb 1863, 18; John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 67(illus.),129-131;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 62-64(illus.).


Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ST JOSEPH'S CEMETERY, PATRICK MURPHY TOMB
Date: 1838ca
Nature: Marble tomb of Patrick Murphy (d. 1837).
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 128

Building: CO. WEXFORD, BALLYMURN, CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION & ST MALACHY (RC)
Date: 1841
Nature: Daniel Robertson believed to have collborated with John Hogan in designing the altarpiece in commemoration of Margaret Maher, sister of John Maher, MP, of Ballinkeele.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, '"Modelled Muscularity": Daniel Robertson's Tudor mansions', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 15 (1999), 96.

Building: CO. WEXFORD, BALLYMURN, CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION & ST MALACHY (RC)
Date: 1841
Nature: High relief marble Pieta for high altar in memory of Margaret Maher (1808-38), for her brother John Maher, MP. JH believed to have collborated with Daniel Robertson in designing altarpiece.
Refs: Frederick O'Dwyer, '"Modelled Muscularity": Daniel Robertson's Tudor mansions', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 15 (1999), 96.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTLAND ROW, ST ANDREW'S CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1841-43ca
Nature: Monument (marble relief) to Jeanette Mary Farrell (d.1838), carved in Rome.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 131; illus. in Homan Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880, (UAHS, 1975), Fig. 36;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 65(illus.),66.


Building: ITALY, ROME, VILLA LANTI CONVENT
Date: 1843
Nature: Statues of St Stanislas and Immaculate Conception, for Miss Hynes.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 169-170

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, LAPP'S QUAY (& PARNELL PLACE), CORK SAVINGS BANK
Date: 1843
Nature: Colossal statue of William Crawford, now in Crawford Art Gallery.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 71(illus.),142-3

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE
Date: 1843
Nature: Colossal marble statue of Thomas Drummond (1797-1840).
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 71(illus.), 143-4;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 64.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, GRANGE ROAD, LORETO ABBEY
Date: 1843
Nature: Marble altar frontal (Pieta), for Mother Theresa Ball.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 84(illus.),169

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE
Date: 1843 or 1846
Nature: Colossal marble statue of Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), originally in front of building. Date given as 1843 by Murphy and 1846 by Turpin.)
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 71(illus.), 83(illus.),144-5;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 64(illus.),186-7(illlus.)


Building: CO. CORK, BLACKROCK, CHURCH ROAD, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (CI)
Date: 1844
Nature: Memorial (marble relief) to William Beamish (1760-1828). Represents Resurrection. Cost £650.
Refs: J.P. Lawson, Gazetteer of Ireland (1842), 171-2; Bryan A. Cody, The river Lee, Cork, and the Corkonians (1859), 125; John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 132-4

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, LORETO ABBEY
Date: 1844
Nature: Marble altar frontal (Nativity), for Mother Theresa Boyle.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 85(illus.),170

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, CHAPEL (1787)
Date: 1844-45ca
Nature: Monument (marble relief) to John Brinkley, Bishop of Cloyne (1763-1835).
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 90(illus.),134

Building: CO. CORK, CLOYNE, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (CI)
Date: 1845ca
Nature: Memorial (marble relief) to John Brinkley, Bishop of Cloyne (1763-1835) possibly by Hogan.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 135

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)
Date: 1846-49
Nature: Monument (marble relief) to Peter Purcell (1778-1846).
Refs: B 8, 10 Aug 1850, 376; John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 91(illus.),135-6;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 130.

Building: CO. CORK, KINSALE, CHURCH OF ST JOHN BAPTIST (RC)
Date: 1846?
Nature: Monument (marble relief) to Rev. Justin Foley McNamara (1789-1845), builder of the church.Cost £550. (Unveiled or commissioned 2 Feb 1846?)
Refs: Catholic Directory (1847), ?; John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 93(illus.),94(illus.),137-8

Building: ITALY, ROME, CHURCH OF SANT'ISIDRO
Date: 1848
Nature: Monument to Amelia Curran (d. 1847), for Lord Cloncurry.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 136

Building: CO. DUBLIN, RATHFARNHAM, GRANGE ROAD, LORETO ABBEY
Date: 1848
Nature: Angels on either side of altar (believed to be based on Hogans two eldest daughters).
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 93(illus.),171

Building: CO. GALWAY, CLARINBRIDGE, CONVENT OF THE IRISH SISTERS OF CHARITY
Date: 1849
Nature: Marble group of Transfiguration. for Irish Sisters of Charity.
Refs: The Mantle 1 (1958), ?(illus.); John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 171-2

Building: CO. CORK, GLANMIRE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1851
Nature: Marble statue of Transfiguration. Probably a studio replica.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 172

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTLAND ROW, ST ANDREW'S CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1851
Nature: Marble statue of Transfiguration. Probably a studio replica.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 174

Building: CANADA, NEWFOUNDLAND, ST JOHN'S BASILICA (RC)
Date: 1853
Nature: Marble reliefs ('Dr Fleming entrusting his diocese to Dr Mullock' and 'Dr Scallan receiving the last rites from Dr Fleming his successor'). Marble statue of Dead Christ probably a studio replica.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome, (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 139-141,172.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, CATHEDRAL ROAD, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1853
Nature: Memorial (marble relief) to Rev. Dr John Murphy, Bishop of Cork (1772-1847). (Lost during remodelling of the church in 1964.)
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 141; illus. in H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880, (UAHS, 1975), 51

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CORK HILL, ROYAL EXCHANGE (CITY HALL)
Date: 1853
Nature: Marble statue of Thomas Davis (1814-45).
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 100(illus.), 145-6;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 64(illus.), which gives date as 1853.


Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, HIGH STREET, THOLSEL
Date: 1853-54
Nature: Memorial bust to John Banim in niche in wall of Assembly Room.
Refs: John Hogan, 'The Three Tholsels of Kilkenny', JRSAI 15 (1879-82), 236-252;

Building: CO. CORK, FERMOY, LORETTO CONVENT
Date: 1853ca
Nature: Two marble angels on each side of altar. Probably studio replicas of angels in Loreto Convent, Rathfarnham.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 174

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, CRESCENT, STATUE OF DANIEL O'CONNELL
Date: 1856
Nature: Bronze statue, for Limerick Committee for the O'Connell Testimonial.  Arrived in Limerick, Jul 1857. Unveiled, 15 Aug 1857. Total cost £1,300.
Refs: B 10, 27 Nov 1852, 757; 13, 23 Jun 1855, 300; 14, 20 Sep 1856, 517; M. Lenihan, History of Limerick (1866), 517; John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 109(illus.),148-49;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 185-6(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DOMINICK STREET LOWER, CHURCH OF ST SAVIOUR (RC, DOMINICAN)
Date: 1857
Nature: Marble relief of Pieta, completed by James Cahill. For Thomas Higgs.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 174; Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 134.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FRANCIS STREET, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS OF MYRA (RC)
Date: 1857ca
Nature: Memorial (oval marble relief) to mother and brother of Rev. Matthew Flanagan.
Refs: John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 141-2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, WELLINGTON TESTIMONIAL
Date: 1858-60
Nature: Bronze relief of Civil and Religious Liberty, finished after Hogan's death by John Valentine Hogan (son) under direction of Giovanni Benzoni.
Refs: DB 3, 1 Jun 1861, 526; John Turpin, John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome (Irish Academic Press, 1982), 110(illus.),149-50;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 22-23(illus.).

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PEMBROKE STREET, LIBRARY
Date: ?
Nature: 2 owls carved by H. for façade. (Building erected 1792)
Refs: JCHAS (1916), 90

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, JAMES'S STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: 2 marble angels holding baptismal fonts in the shape of scallop sheld on each side of chancel arch by 'the younger Hogan'.
Refs: George Henry Bassett, Kilkenny City and County (1884), 43

Author Title Date Details
'benmore' Memorials of John Hogan, the great Irish sculptor 1927 Glenarm, Co. Antrim, 1927. (Copy in IAA)
Curran, Constantine P. 'Concerning John Hogan' 1947 Capuchin Annual (1946-47), 172-202
Petrie, George 'The monument to the memory of Dr. Doyle by Hogan' 1840 Irish Penny Journal, 19 Dec 1840, 193.
Turpin, John John Hogan: Irish Neoclassical Sculptor in Rome 1982 Irish Academic Press, 1982. (See bibliography for comprehensive list of books and articles on Hogan.)