Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Viennese-born sculptor, who worked in England, for whom see Oxford DNB. Boehm executed 'a good deal' of work at Curraghmore, Co. Waterford, for the Marquess of Waterford(1) and a monument to the Countess of Portarlington at Emo, Co. Laois.(2)   His bust of 1890 of W.E.H. Lecky (d. 1838-1903) is incorporated in the monument to the historian in the south aisle of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.(3)  His statue of John Lawrence, Viceroy of India from 1864 to 1869, made for Lahore in India, was brought from Lahore to Foyle College, Derry, in 1903 and now stands in front of the new college buldings at Springtown.(4)



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(1) Mark Girouard, 'Curraghmore, Co. Waterford', Country Life 133, 21 Feb 1963, 371
(2) Homan Potterton, Irish Church Monuments, UAHS, 1975, 37.
(3) Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 622.
(4) Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 390.


5 work entries listed in chronological order for BOEHM, JOSEPH EDGAR (SIR) *#


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Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE
Date: 1870s?
Nature: Family crest on tower and pediment.
Refs: Mark Girouard, 'Curraghmore, Co. Waterford', Country Life 133, 21 Feb 1963, 371; Homan Potterton, Irish Church Monuments (UAHS, 1975), 37, pl.69.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, CURRAGHMORE, CHURCH (CI, CLONEGAM PARISH)
Date: 1873
Nature: Monument to Florence, first wife of 5th Marquess of Waterford. Signed and dated 'Boehm fecit 1873'
Refs: P.M. Egan, History, guide and directory of county and city of Waterford [1894], ?;  Mark Girouard, 'Curraghmore, Co. Waterford'. Country Life 133, 21 Feb 1963, 370(photo), 371;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 99-100.

Building: CO. LAOIS, EMO, CHURCH OF ST PAUL (RC)
Date: 1874p
Nature: Monument to the Countess of Portarlington.
Refs: Homan Potterton, Irish Church Monuments (UAHS, 1975) 37, pl.68;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 99-100(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PATRICK STREET, ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL (CI)
Date: 1890
Nature: Bust from the life of 1890 incorporated in memorial to W.E.H. Lecky (1838-1903) in S aisle.
Refs: Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 622.

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, OLD FOYLE COLLEGE
Date: ?
Nature: Statue of John Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence, brought from Lahore in 1903
Refs: Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 390;  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010), 100.