Selected: MACDOWELL, PATRICK *


Born: 1799
Died: 1870


Sculptor, for whom see W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 59-63, and Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 71-87. Patrick MacDowell, although born in Belfast, was taken to England by his widowed mother when he was about twelve and spent the rest of his life there, apart from an eight-month stay in Rome.

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7 work entries listed in chronological order for MACDOWELL, PATRICK *


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Building: CO. SLIGO, MARKREE CASTLE
Date: 1834
Nature: Marble group of Procris and Cephalus, for Captain Cooper.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 62

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INNS QUAY, FOUR COURTS
Date: 1851a
Nature: Statue of Sir Michael O'Loghlen, Master of the Rolls.
Refs: W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 62;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 73.


Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, COLLEGE SQUARE, STATUE OF EARL OF BELFAST
Date: 1853-55
Nature: Bronze statue of Earl of Belfast. Inaugurated Oct or Nov 1855. Moved to city hall, 1874. Known as 'the black man'. Replaced by statue of Dr Henry Cooke by S.F. Lynn, 1876.
Refs: B 11, 8 Oct 1853, 636 (wrongly called Edward McDowell); 13, 10 Nov 1855, 542; Architect 11, ? ? 1874, p.366; C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 57; Marcus Patton, Central Belfast: an historical gazetteer (UAHS, 1993), 74;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 73, Figs.94,320.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, SARSFIELD BRIDGE, STATUE OF VISCOUNT FITZGIBBON
Date: 1855
Nature: Life-size bronze statue of 'The Young Hussar', John Charles Henry, Viscount Fitzgibbon, killed in Charge of the Light brigade, 1854. Erected 1857. Model exh. RA 1858, No. 1171
Refs: RA, 1858, No. 1171; M. Lenihan, Limerick; its history and antiquities (1866), 391; Graves; Jim Kemmy & Larry Walsh, Limerick in old picture postcards (1997), No. 60(illus.);  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 72(illus.).


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INNS QUAY, FOUR COURTS
Date: 1863
Nature: Statue of William, Lord Plunkett. (Competition for same originally announced, Feb 1856.)
Refs: Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 21 ((Jan 1858), 33; DB 5, 15 Aug 1863, 141; W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 62;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 73(illus.).


Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, BELFAST CASTLE
Date: 1865
Nature: Memorial group in Chapel of the Resurrection in memory of Earl of Belfast. Moved to City Hall, 1979.
Refs: DB 7, ? ? 1865, 82; W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 61; C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 47;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 74-75, Fig.95.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, STATUE OF EARL OF EGLINTON
Date: 1866
Nature: Erected on N side of Green, 1866. (Destroyed, 1958.)
Refs: DB 8, ? ? 1866, 12; B 24, 27 Oct 1866, 80; W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 61;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 72,227-8,238, Fig. 306.