SMYTH, WILLIAM *
- Born: 1804 Died: -
Sculptor, of Dublin. William Smyth, eldest son of JOHN SMYTH  was born in 1804. Strickland states that he entered the Dublin Society's School of Modelling in 1814, when he was only ten;(1) he may be the person of the same name who was admitted to the School of Figure Drawing in 1816 and to the School of Landscape and Ornament in 1820.(2) A William Smyth was awarded premiums in 1818, 1819 and 1820.(3) Smyth worked in his father's studio and was employed in the architectural sculpture of the Pro-Cathedral in Marlborough Street. Following his father's death in 1840, he applied unsuccessfully to succeed him as Master of the Dublin Society's School of Modelling. He later went to London, where, according to Strickland, he died in obscurity.(4)
(1) W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 392-3.
(2) Gitta Willemson, The Dublin Society Drawing Schools 1746-1876 (2000), 90.
(3) See note 2, above.
(4) See note 1, above.
1 work entries listed in chronological order for SMYTH, WILLIAM *
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, ST MARY'S PRO-CATHEDRAL (RC)|
|Nature:||WS 'employed in the sculpture work'.|
|Refs:||W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 391|