CLARKE, THOMAS *
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Irish plasterworker, who with his younger partner, CHARLES CLARKE , was employed by WILLIAM CHAMBERS at Somerset House, London, in 1778-1783. Thomas Clarke, described as 'one of the most skilful masters of the trade', worked at Holkham Hall, Norfolk, and in 1753 at the Horse Guards, Whitehall. In Dublin the Clarkes may have worked for Chambers at Trinity College and on Charlemont House or at Marino.
All information in this entry is from C.P. Curran, Dublin Decorative Plasterwork (1967), 67-68; see also Geoffrey Beard, Craftsmen and interior decoration in England 1660-1820 (1981), 250.