Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Italian-born sculptor, based in London, for whom see Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors (revised edition, n.d.), 81-82. Agostino Carlini sculpted the figures of Neptune and Mercury above the south portico of JAMES GANDON' JAMES GANDON' s Custom House (1781-1791) and also designed the high relief in the tympanum - 'Friendly Union of Great Britain and Ireland with Neptune driving away Famine and Despair' - which was executed by EDWARD SMYTH. EDWARD SMYTH. (1)

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(1) W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 384-5 (sub Edward Smyth); E. McParland, James Gandon: Vitruvius Hibernicus (1985), 68.


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY, CUSTOM HOUSE
Date: 1786-88
Nature: Figures of Neptune and Plenty over S portico and design for high relief in the tympanum ('Friendly Union of Great Britain and Ireland with Neptune driving away Famine and Despair') which was executed by EDWARD SMYTH in 1787-88.
Refs: Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 23-26 Sep 1786,6-8 Sep 1787,16-19 Feb 1788; T.S. Mulvany, ed., The Life of James Gandon (1866), 79n; W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 384-5 (sub Edward Smyth) attributes design of tympanum sculpture to AC