Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Portrait and landscape painter of Dublin.(1) Thomas Bell was the author of 'An Essay on the Origin and progress of Gothic Architecture…in Ireland, to which was awarded the prize proposed by the Royal Irish Academy, for the best essay on that subject', Dublin, 1828 [but introduction dated January, 1829]. Illustrated with 7 lithographic plates by himself and T.J. Mulvany. The dedication to the Marquess of Anglesey is dated St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin, Nov. 1st, 1828.

Bell exhibited paintings at the Society of Artists of Ireland, the Society of Artists of the City of Dublin, the Hibernian Society of Artists, the Artists of Ireland, Dublin, and the Society of Artists in Ireland, Dublin, between 1809 and 1821; his addresses are given as 36 Pill Lane, 1809-1815, and 8 Mary's Abbey, 1816-1821.(2)


(1) W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), I, 54-55.
(2) IALE I, 45-46

Author Title Date Details
Bell, Thomas Essay on the origin and progress of Gothic Architecture… in Ireland 1828 Dublin: W.F. Wakeman, 1828.