Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Monumental sculpture workshop, of 27 Great Brunswick Street, Dublin. After the death of JAMES PEARSE  JAMES PEARSE his business was carried on for a few years under the name James Pearse & Sons by his younger son, the sculptor William Pearse (1881-1916), with some assistance from his more famous elder son, the lawyer, teacher and patriot Patrick Pearse (1879-1916). The business was still extant in 1908 but probably came to an end soon afterwards, as William began to become involved in teaching art at his brother's schools. Both Patrick and William were executed for their part in the Easter Rising of 1916.

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8 work entries listed in chronological order for PEARSE, JAMES, & SONS *


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Building: CO. MAYO, BALLINA, CATHEDRAL OF ST MUIREDACH (RC)
Date: 1892;1893;1894;
Nature: Lady altar, 1892; communion rails, 1893; font, 1894; Holy Family altar, 1900.
Refs: Designs formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son

Building: CO. MEATH, TRIM, PATRICK STREET, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1901
Nature: Reredos.
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 518

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WILLIAM STREET NORTH, CHURCH OF ST AGATHA (RC)
Date: 1907;1908
Nature: William Malone and Pearse & Sons sign agreements to carry out high altar design (by W.H.Byrne?), 1907, altar rails and side altar, 1908.
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTLAND ROW, ST ANDREW'S CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1910
Nature: Statue of Mater Dolorosa in mortuary chapel by William Pearse.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 1 Dec 1910; Catholic Dublin: a guide (1932); Theo Snoddy, Dictionary of Irish Artists: 20th Century (1996), 389

Building: CO. DONEGAL, LETTERKENNY, CATHEDRAL OF ST EUNAN (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Pulpit and altar rail by 'Pearse & Co'.
Refs: Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 343

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, CATHEDRAL PLACE, CATHEDRAL OF ST JOHN (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Reredos by William Pearse.
Refs: Theo Snoddy, Dictionary of Irish Artists: 20th Century (1996), 389

Building: CO. MEATH, KILMESSAN, CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY OF MARY (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Altar furniture.
Refs: Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 364

Building: CO. ARMAGH, MIDDLETOWN, ST LOUIS CONVENT
Date: ?
Nature: Altar furniture in chapel.
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 452.