OSBORNE, PATRICK *
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Stucco worker, active in the south and west of Ireland in the latter half of the 1760s and early 1770s. Patrick Osborne executed the stuccowork in the staircase, lobby and drawing room of the Mayoralty House in Cork in 1768-9.(1) He also worked at Castletown Cox, circa 1774,(2) and at the Custom House in Limerick.(3) All three buildings were designed by DAVIS DUCART.& #160; Curran attributes the plasterwork in the house built for William Morris (later the Chamber of Commerce) in George's Street, Waterford, to Osborne,(4) while O'Reilly argues that he also carried out ornamental plasterwork at Neptune, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
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For a well-illustrated discussion of Osborne's work, see Sean O'Reilly, 'Patrick Osborne, an Irish stuccodore', Irish Arts Review 1989-1990, 119-127.
(1) R. Caulfield (ed.), The Council Book of the Corporation of the City of Cork (1876), 826,833,845.
(2) Georgian Society Records V, 79-80.
(3) NA/PRO (Kew), Cust.1.118 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(4) C.P. Curran, Dublin Decorative Plasterwork of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (1967), 49.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for OSBORNE, PATRICK *
|Building:||CO. CORK, CORK, HENRY STREET, MAYORALTY HOUSE|
|Nature:||Plasterwork by PO.
R. Caulfield (ed.), The Council Book of the Corporation of the City of Cork (1876), 826,833,845.
|Building:||CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, GEORGE'S STREET, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE|
|Nature:||Plasterwork of dining room ceiling attr. to Patrick Osborne by Curran and plasterwork in dome attr. to him by Craig & Glin.
C.P. Curran, Dublin Decorative Plasterwork of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (1967), 49; Maurice Craig & the Knight of Glin, Ireland Observed (1970), 106.
|O'reilly, Sean||'Patrick Osborne, an Irish stuccodore'||1990||Irish Arts Review 1989-1990, 119-127.|