Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Sculptor, also known as Albert Bruce-Joy, for whom see Theo Snoddy, Dictionary of Irish Artists: 20th Century (2nd edition, 2002), 58-59, and Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 133-136. Born in Dublin, Albert Bruce Joy spent most of his adult life in London, where he had a successful and prolific career as a sculptor. For Ireland, in addition to a number of portrait busts, he executed the statue of Lord Kelvin in the Botanic Gardens, Belfast, statues of Lord Chief Justice James Whiteside, Lord Justice Fitzgibbon and Dr George Salmon in St Patrick's Cathedral, and a statue of Robert James Graves in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

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7 work entries listed in chronological order for JOY, ALBERT BRUCE *


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 006 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS)
Date: 1874
Nature: Statue of Robert Graves, MD, FRS.
Refs: Model exh. RA 1878, no. 1466;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 134(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PATRICK STREET, ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1880ca
Nature: Statue of Chief Justice James Whiteside, Erected in cathedral, 1881, after being ib view in RDS..
Refs: Exh. RA 1880, no. 1580;  Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 23,  no. 57, 29 Jan 1881, 86;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 134-5. 

Building: CO. CORK, CLOYNE, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLMAN (CI)
Date: 1890
Nature: Berkeley monument in form of altar tomb with recumbent figure. Letter 'B' on stone near monument marks burial place of his 2 children Sarah & William)
Refs: JRSAI 27 (1897), 335-337; Hugh F. Berry, The Cathedral Church of St Colman's, Cloyne (Cork, 1937), ?;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 235(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PATRICK STREET, ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1905
Nature: Portrait medallion of Dr George Salmon, forming part of Salmon memorial..
Refs: Building News 89, 29 Dec 1905, 899; Theo Snoddy, Dictionary of Irish Artists 20th Century (1996), 43

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, STRANMILLIS ROAD, BOTANIC GARDEN, KELVIN MEMORIAL
Date: 1912
Nature: Statue of Lord Kelvin. Plinth designed by Albert Richardson.
Refs: A.J. Rowan & C.E.B. Brett, Queen's University (UAHS, revised edition 1975), 31; C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 74; Theo Snoddy, Dictionary of Irish Artists 20th Century (1996). 43

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PATRICK STREET, ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1912ca
Nature: Statue of Lord Justice Fitzgibbon.
Refs: Theo Snoddy, Dictionary of Irish Artists 20th Century (1996), 43;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 134-5.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1914ca
Nature: Bronze tablet in memory of Professor J. Thomson, FRS.
Refs: Exh. RA 1914, no. 2141