KELLY, JOHN *
- Born: - Died: -
Sculptor, of Dublin, for biography of whom see W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 571. John Kelly worked chiefly as a wood carver - he carved Irish oak capitals for RICHARD CASTLE'S dining hall at Trinity College, Dublin(1) - but collaborated with JOHN HOUGHTON on the carving of the coat of arms and other decorations on the stone pediment at Carton, Co. Kildare, in 1739.
A John Kelly, carver, of Eustace Street exhibited at the Society of Arts between 1765 snf 1769 and again in 1771.(2) One or more persons of this name attended the Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture in the 1760s and 1770s, winning awards on 9 February and 27 April 1769 and on 26 May 1774.(3)
(1) Trinity College muniments, MUN/P/2/84.
(2) George Breeze, Society of Artists in Ireland: Index of Exhibits, 1765-80 (National Gallery of Ireland, 1985), 17.
(3) MS. transcript from Royal Dublin Society minutes of School of Architectural Drawing admissions and prizewinners (in IAA).
3 work entries listed in chronological order for KELLY, JOHN *
|Building:||CO. KILDARE, CARTON|
|Nature:||JK and John Houghton execute carving of family arms 'with other decorations of boys, cornucopias, &c.' in pediment of house. For 19th Earl of Kildare.|
|Refs:||W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913),I, 525,571|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, NO. 045 (DONERAILE HOUSE)|
|Nature:||Corninthian doorcase in rear ground-floor dining room.
Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 530.
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 086|
|Nature:||Carved overdoors in 1st floor rear room.
Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 508.