Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin, probably a son or other close relative of MATTHEW PRICE [1] MATTHEW PRICE [1] , with whom there may be some confusion. Matthew Price was admitted to the Royal Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture on 25 February 1841 and to the School of Landscape and Ornament the following year, winning prizes on 29 June 1843 and 7 November 1844.(1) He may be the 'Price, Matthew J[unior?]' who is listed in Thom's Directory between 1849 and 1852 with an address at 73 Aungier Street from 1849 to 1852 and a second address at 2 Vavasour Square West in 1851.(2) A well-executed drawing for improvements to the offices as Rosmead, Co. Westmeath, on paper watermarked 1852, which is signed 'Matthew Price'(3) is probably more likely to be by Matthew Price [2] than Matthew Price [1].


(1) MS. transcript from Royal Dublin Society minutes of School of Drawing in Architecture admissions and prizewinners (in IAA); Gitta Willemson, The Dublin Society Drawing Schools 1746-1876 (2000), 80.
(2) Jones transcripts from Thom's directories; an entry from an unnamed directory in B of I files has a Matthew Price living at 2 Vavasour Square North in 1850.
(3) On loan to W. English in 1976 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).

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Date: 1852p
Nature: Proposed improvements to offices.
Refs: Signed drawing on paper watermarked 1852 on loan to W. English in 1976 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44).