SEGOFFIN, A.J.VICTOR *#
- Born: 1867 Died: 1925
French sculptor, for whom see Grove Dictionary of Art and Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Segoffin. Segoffin executed the First World War memorial, a figure of Erin mourning her sons lost in battle, which was erected in the grounds of the Central School, Randalstown, Co. Antrim.(1) The memorial, which is signed and dated A.J. Victor Segoffin statuaire Paris 1923, was commissioned by Edward O'Neill, second Baron O'Neill, whose son, Arthur (1876-1914) was among the local men who died in the war. The sculpture is now in the grounds of Shane's Castle, Randalstown..
(1) W.D. Girvan, R. Oram, A. Rowan, Historic Buildings…in Antrim & Ballymena (UAHS, 1969), 27 (no. 31); information from Paula Murphy, Jul 2014.
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|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, RANDALSTOWN, WAR MEMORIAL|
|Nature:||World War I memorial in form of figure of Erin mourning her sons killed in battle, presented to the town by the O'Neills of Shane's Castle, whose son Arthur O'Neill (d.1914) is among the local men commemorated. (Originally in school yard but later moved to grounds of Shane's Castle.)
Inscription on memorial, W.D. Girvan, R. Oram, A. Rowan, Historic Buildings…in Antrim & Ballymena (UAHS, 1969), 27 (no. 31); information from Paula Murphy, Jul 2014.