Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, LEINSTER HOUSE

Name: CASTLE, RICHARD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, LEINSTER HOUSE
Date: 1745
Nature: For James Fitzgerald, 20th Earl of Kildare. Completed by Isaac Ware
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Guinness drawings collection, Acc, 96/68 1/1/1-1/1/23;  The Knight of Glin, 'Richard Castle, architect, his biography and works' in BIGS 7, no. 1 (Jan - Mar 1964), 32-38; David J. Griffin, 'Leinster House and Isaac Ware' in Agnes Bernelle, ed., Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (Dublin, 1992), 60-70;  David J. Griffin & Caroline. Pegum, Leinster House (Dublin: IAA & OPW, 2000), 2, 5-29 (illus.), 42-45 (illus.),64-68(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 498-503.


Name: LAFRANCHINI, FILIPPO *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, LEINSTER HOUSE
Date: 1750s
Nature: Plasterwork in ground-floor dining room attributed to FL by Griffin.
Refs: 2 unsigned, undated designs in IAA, Guinness drawings collection, Acc. 96/68, 1/2;  repr. in David J. Griffin & Caroline. Pegum, Leinster House (Dublin: IAA & OPW, 2000), Pls. 61 & 62;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 502.


Name: WARE, ISAAC #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, LEINSTER HOUSE
Date: 1759c
Nature: Completion of staircase, supper room, gallery, saloon, drawing room, Lady Kildare's bedchamber.
Refs: 12 unsigned, undated designs in IAA, Guinness drawings collection, Acc. 96/68, 1/3; David J. Griffin, 'Leinster House and Isaac Ware' in Agnes Bernelle, ed., Decantations: a tribute to Maurice Craig (Dublin, 1992), 60-7; David J. Griffin & Caroline. Pegum, Leinster House (Dublin: IAA & OPW, 2000), 3,30-61(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 501-3.  

Name: WYATT, JAMES #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, LEINSTER HOUSE
Date: 1776-77
Nature: Decoration of picture gallery, for 2nd Duke of Leinster. Duke received 'beautiful design' in Sep 1776 and planned to execute it in the spring of 1777.  Executant architect: Thomas Penrose.
Refs: Design for end wall of gallery in Penrose Album, NLI (ceiling design seen by C.P. Curran in Penrose Album but now missing);  James Malton, A Picturesque and descriptive view of the city of Dublin (1799), unpaginated;  Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (3rd edn., 1995), 1120; David J. Griffin & Caroline. Pegum, Leinster House (Dublin: IAA & OPW, 2000),  4,16,49,70(n.26), Pl.86;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 501-3; John Martin Robinson, James Wyatt: architect to George III (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012),112-3(illus.)..

Name: OWEN, THOMAS
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, LEINSTER HOUSE
Date: 1780ca
Nature: Minor alts. to kitchen wing, basement and second floor. Also unexecuted proposal for dividing ground-floor supper room.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Guinness Collection, Acc. 96/068.1/4/1,2. See David J. Griffin & Caroline. Pegum, Leinster House (Dublin: IAA & OPW, 2000), ix,4,22,33,67,82, Pls. 27,33,55-6,124.