PARSONS, ROBERT *#
- Born: 1717 Died: 1790
Stonecutter, of Bath, England, for whom see Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of Bristish Sculptors 1660-1851 (revised edition, 1968), 292. Robert Parsons supplied Archbishop Charles Cobbe with ornamental urns and eagles for the parapet of Newbridge House, Co. Dublin. Payments to him are recorded in 1757 and 1761, and a further payment for the transport of 'ye Bath urns & Eagles' was made in 1762.(1)
(1) Account book of Thomas Cobbe in collection of Alec Cobbe, see Terry Friedman, 'I consulted several ingenious architects: a Newbridge miscellany', Country Life196, 24 Jan 2002, 61,62(illus.).
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|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, NEWBRIDGE HOUSE (DONABATE)|
|Nature:||Urns and eagles for parapet of house, for Thomas Cobbe.|
|Refs:||Terry Friedman, 'I consulted several ingenious architects: a Newbridge miscellany', Country Life196, 24 Jan 2002, 61,62(illus.); Alec Cobbe and Terry Friedman, James Gibbs in Ireland: Newbridge, his villa for Charles Cobbe, Archbishop of Dublin (Cobbe Foundation & Irish Georgian Society, 2005),24-28(illus.),32.|