Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Pupil of the Royal Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture under HENRY AARON BAKER HENRY AARON BAKER , whose assistant he became. He was described as 'a young man of respectable character and conduct' in June 1836, when he was appointed acting head of the school after Baker's death, while suitable candidates for the post were sought. He was one of nine applicants balloted for on 26 April 1838. JOHN THOMAS PAPWORTH  JOHN THOMAS PAPWORTH received one hundred votes, while Ducket came second with only forty one.(1)


(1) Royal Dublin Society Proceedings 72/228, 74/209 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44), and John Turpin, A School of art in Dublin since the eighteenth century (1995), 105-106. See also John Turpin, 'The Dublin Society's School of Architectural Drawing', BIGS 27 (1985), 18-19.