Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Sculptor, of London, for whom see Charles Birch, who had worked as an assistant to JOHN HENRY FOLEY JOHN HENRY FOLEY , executed the statue of the Rev. Hugh Hanna in Carlisle Circus, Belfast, which was unveiled in 1894.(1) He exhibited at the Dublin International Exhibition in 1865,(2) at the RHA in 1876,(3) and at the Irish Exhibition, London, in 1888,(4) as well as being a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy.

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(1) C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 57.
(2) IALE, I, 55.
(3) RHA Index, I, 54 (date wrongly given as 1976).
(4) See note 2, above; he exhibited a medallion of John Henry Foley.


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Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CARLISLE CIRCUS, STATUE OF REV. HUGH HANNA
Date: 1894
Nature: 9-ft-high bronze statue of Rev. Hugh Hanna on base designed by Young & Mackenzie.  Unveiled 1894. (Destroyed by bomb, 1970.).  Last work of CBB.
Refs: C.E.B. Brett, Buildings of Belfast (2nd ed., 1985), 57-58;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 241(illus.);  Paul Harron, Architects of Ulster: Young & Mackenzie, a transformational provincial practice 1850-1960 (Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, 2016), 359-60(illus.).