Selected: KIRK, JOSEPH ROBINSON *


Born: 1821
Died: 1894


Sculptor, of Dublin, and son of THOMAS KIIRK THOMAS KIIRK , for biography and works of whom see W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 583-587, and Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 170-173.

RIAI: elected associate, 1853.(1)
RHA: associate, 22 May 1845; member, 13 October 1854.

See WORKS for fixed works only.

References


(1) RIAI council meeting minutes, 20 May 1853, 119; general meeting minutes, 28 May 1853, 120; B 13, 1 Dec 1855, 584.

34 work entries listed in chronological order for KIRK, JOSEPH ROBINSON *


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Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, CHURCH SQUARE, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI)
Date: 1845p
Nature: Memorial to John Lucas. Elaborate tablet, designed by A.K. Young, Esq.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55;  St Patrick's Church, Monaghan (illustrated booklet published by St Patrick's Church post 2002),11(illus.).

Building: CO. WICKLOW, NUN'S CROSS (ARKLOW), CHURCH (CI, KILLISKEY PARISH)
Date: 1845p
Nature: Memorial to John Synge (d. 1845).
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAROLD'S CROSS ROAD, MOUNT JEROME CEMETERY, KIRK MONUMENT
Date: 1845p
Nature: Life-size female figure over tomb of JRK's father, Thomas Kirk.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 586

Building: CO. OFFALY, EDENDERRY, DOWNSHIRE MONUMENT
Date: 1846
Nature: Statue.
Refs: Half-size model of statue 'now executing' exh. RHA 1846, no. 478;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 176, Fig. 244.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHRISTCHURCH PLACE, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1847
Nature: Monument to Charles Lindsay, Bishop of Kildare (d. 1846) in form of recumbent effigy.
Refs: Sketch model of monument 'now erecting' exh. RHA 1847, no. 471;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 161, Fig.220;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 335.

Building: CO. DOWN, HILLSBOROUGH, MONUMENT TO 3RD MARQUESS OF DOWNSHIRE
Date: 1849
Nature: Statue of 3rd Marquess of Downshire on top of column by JRK.
Refs: Quarter-sized model exh. RHA 1849, no. 435;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 176, Fig.24.

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, GORT ROAD, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1850
Nature: Statue by JRK of Michael O'Loghlen, late Master of the Rolls, placed in hall. Cost: £1,500.
Refs: B 8, 31 Aug 1850, 416; clay sketch model exh. RHA 1845, no. 461, half-size model and statuettes of Wisdom and Justice to stand on pedestal exh. RHA 1851, nos. 345,346, 347

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1850
Nature: Statue of Justice surmounting pediment of building by JRK. (Architect: Charles Lanyon)
Refs: Brett (revised edition, 1985), 31

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, CHURCH STREET, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1851
Nature: Bluntish memorial.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAROLD'S CROSS ROAD, MOUNT JEROME CEMETERY, WARREN MEMORIAL
Date: 1851
Nature: Granite monument to Alderman Samuel Warren, obelisk with 4 figures at base..
Refs: Figuare of 'Religion' exh. RHA 1851, no. 381

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CHURCH STREET, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1851p
Nature: Memorial to Alexander Shekelton (d. 1851).
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ?, BERNARD MULLINS MONUMENT
Date: 1852
Nature: Bas relief heads of Bernard Mullins and his wife, 'part of a monument latterly executed in marble and erected in Dublin'.
Refs: Exh RHA 1852, nos. 380,382

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARDWICKE PLACE, ST GEORGE'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1852p
Nature: Memorial to Elizabeth Cosby (d.1852).
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55.

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLUMB (CI)
Date: 1853p
Nature: Memorial to Richard Ponsonby, Bishop of Derry (d. 1853)
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, FRONT SQUARE, CAMPANILE
Date: 1854
Nature: Statues of Divinity, Law, Physic and Science on campanile.
Refs: Sketch models exh. RHA 1854, nos. 281,282,285,286;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 173(illus.); given to Thomas Kirk in Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 335.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CHURCH STREET, CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS (CI)
Date: 1854p
Nature: Memorial to Elias Thackeray (d. 1854).
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLUMB (CI)
Date: 1854p
Nature: Memorial to Dr Francis Rogan (d. 1854).
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI, SEAPATRICK PARISH)
Date: 1855
Nature: Marble tablet to Captain Francis Crozier, showing the ships of Sir John Franklin's expedition in search of the |North West Passage frozen in the ice.
Refs: Working model of monument 'now erecting' exh. RHA 1855, 388; H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. MEATH, KENTSTOWN, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1855p
Nature: Memorial to Lt. William Somerville (d. 1855).
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. MEATH, KENTSTOWN, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1855p
Nature: Memorial toAnna Somerville (d. 1855).
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, LONE MOOR ROAD, CEMETERY
Date: 1858
Nature: Monument to Patrick Gilmour erected. 25 ft high. Sculptor: JRK. Portland stone and Wicklow granite.
Refs: B 14, 28 Aug 1858, 591

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, WELLINGTON TESTIMONIAL
Date: 1860
Nature: JRK executes bronze bas-relief of siege of Seringapatam for base of monument.
Refs: DB 1, 1 Mar 1859, 33; watercolour sketch of 'bassorelievo…now casting in bronze' exh. RHA 1860, no. 528; chalk drawing exh. Exhibition of Fine and Ornamental Arts, Dublin, 1861, no. 424

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, ST MARY'S AVENUE, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1861p
Nature: Memorial to Surgeon William Bradshaw. Good Samaritan.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, CROZIER TESTIMONIAL
Date: 1862
Nature: Statue of Crozier and polar bears by JRK. Memorial designed by W.J. Barre.
Refs: Statue of Crozier exh. RHA 1862, no. 480, also one polar bear, 1863, no. 501; DB 3, 15 Nov 1861, 686; 4, 15 Apr 1862, 96;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 174, Fig.242.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE STREET, CRAMPTON MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN
Date: 1862
Nature: Designed and sculpted by JRK. Builder: Millard. Opened 15 Aug 1862.
Refs: Head of Crampton for monument 'now erecting' exh. RHA 1862, no. 458; DB 4, 1 May,15 Aug 1862, 112,203; IB 15, 15 May 1873, 137;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 174-176(illus.),225.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, CHURCH STREET, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: 1863
Nature: Monument to James Robert Moffatt.
Refs: Bust exh. RHA 1864, no. 448; H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. ANTRIM, ANTRIM, CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS (CI)
Date: 1865
Nature: Monument to John, 10th Viscount Massereene (d. 1863).
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55,69(illus.); exh. Dublin International Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures 1865, no. 248

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ARRAN QUAY, ST PAUL'S CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1870a
Nature: Statues of SS Peter and Patrick on pediment.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 216 (sub Panormo); statue of St Peter exh. RHA 1870, no. 395;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 177, Fig.176.

Building: CO. CARLOW, OLD LEIGHLIN, CATHEDRAL OF ST LASERIAN (CI)
Date: ?
Nature: Monument to ? of two weeping female figures leaning on a sarcophagus.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, BRIDGE STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST MARY (CI)
Date: ?
Nature: Memorial to Denis Mahony.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, CATHEDRAL OF ST COLUMB (CI)
Date: ?
Nature: Memorial to Thomas Gough.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. TYRONE, CASTLECAULFIELD, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (CI, DONAGHMORE PARISH)
Date: ?
Nature: Monument to children of Lady Caroline Burges (d. 1850).
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 55

Building: CO. WICKLOW, POWERSCOURT
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed saloon chimneypiece. For 7th Viscount Powerscourt. Not executed.
Refs: Elevation, signed 'J.R. Kirk dist et fect.' in IAA, Powerscourt Albums, Acc. 89/62.1/29/1.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHURCH AVENUE (DRUMCONDRA), CHURCH (CI, DRUMCONDRA PARISH)
Date: ?
Nature: Monument to Vice Admiral Sir Josias Coghill.
Refs: H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975),