Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Irish-born sculptor, who moved to Rome in 1765 and remained there until his death in 1798.   Although primarily a sculptor of portrait busts, his most ambitious work is his monument to Provost Richard Baldwin (d. 1758) of Trinity College, Dublin, commissioned by the College in 1771.  The monument was exhibited in Rome in July 1783 and erected in the College theatre (now the examination hall) in 1784.(1)



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(1) See the entry on Hewetson by Nicola Figgis in A Dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy 1701-1800 compiled from the Brinsley Ford Archive by John Ingamells (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1997), 494, and Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 51-52(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 397.  


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, EXAMINATION HALL
Date: 1771-1783
Nature: Monument to Provost Richard Baldwin. Carved in Rome by CH and installed in Theatre (now Examination Hall by Edward Smyth.
Refs: A Dictionary of British and Irish travellers in Italy 1701-1800 compiled from the Brinsley Ford Archive by John Ingamells (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1997), 494; Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture:  Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press:  New Haven & London, 2010), 51-52(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 397.