KIDWELL, WILLIAM *
- Born: 1662 Died: 1736
English-born sculptor, who worked in Westminster before moving in 1711 to Dublin, where he remained until his death in 1736. He became the leading sculptor of tombs in Ireland, where many examples of his work remain, the most elaborate being the memorial to Sir Donat O'Brien (d. 1717) at Kilnasoolagh, Co. Clare; for these, see Homan Potterton, 'A new pupil of Edward Pierce: William Kidwell', Burlington Magazine 114 (Dec., 1972), 864-867, and, by the same author,Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 52-54, Figs. C, 12 & 16.
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3 work entries listed in chronological order for KIDWELL, WILLIAM *
|Building:||CO. WICKLOW, BLESSINGTON, CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN (CI)|
|Nature:||Archbishop Boyle memorial.|
|Refs:||Homan Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 52|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CIRCULAR ROAD SOUTH (KILMAINHAM), ROYAL HOSPITAL|
|Nature:||Lead trophies of arms on gate piers originally on W avenue (now on Military Road).
Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 680.
|Building:||CO. CLARE, NEWMARKET-ON-FERGUS, CHURCH (CI, KILNASOOLAGH PARISH)|
|Nature:||Monument to Sir Donogh O'Brien.|
|Refs:||Homan Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 3, Figs. 12|