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Architectural draughtsman, of Dublin, active from the 1820s until the 1850s. According to Strickland, Samuel Haskett was the son of an architect named Richard Haskett, who died in 1836.(1) He was admitted to the Royal Dublin Society's School of Architectural Drawing on 5 February 1824(2) and was awarded a premium by the school in 1826.(3) He may originally have attempted to set himself up as an architect, as there is a woodcut in The Emerald for 1833, entitled 'Dalkey church designed by Samuel Haskett Esq'.(4) Whether 'designed' applies to the church or the drawing is not clear.(5) In the Post Office Directory for 1839, Haskett describes himself as 'professor of drawing' and in the edition for 1844 as 'professor of drawing, and copier of maps, plans, &c.' He is still listed as 'professor of drawing' in the 1853 edition, but has disappeared by 1857. A William Haskett, perhaps Samuel's brother, was addmitted to the Royal Dublin Society's School of Architectural Drawing on 27 March 1828.(6)
Addresses:(7) 2 Mountpleasant Ave, 1839; 4 Ontario Terrace, Portobello, 1844-47; 1 Ontario Terrace, 1853.
(1) W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 453.
(2) MS. transcript from Royal Dublin Society minutes of School of Architectural Design admissions and prizewinners (in IAA).
(3) IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44..
(4) See note 1, above.
(5) According to Lewis (1837) the church was then in ruins, and a new church was not built until 1840 to designs by Jacob Owen.
(6) See note 2, above.
(7) From The Post OfficeDirectory for 1839,1844,1853.
1 work entries listed in chronological order for HASKETT, SAMUEL
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DALKEY, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI)|
|Nature:||SH provides design for same?
|Refs:||W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 453.|