BYRNE, JAMES *
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Stuccadore, of Dublin, active from the mid-1750s until at least 1766. James Byrne , whose work shows strong similarities with that of ROBERT WEST , was responsible for the ornamental plasterwork in No. 12 Merrion Square, executed in 1765 or 1766, for William Brownlow, MP for Lurgan, Co. Armagh. On 15 May 1766 he was paid a gratuity of £7-13s-6d as a 'present for doing his work well'. He had earlier decorated Brownlow's previous house in Leinster Street.
All information in this entry is from L. Calderon & C. Casey, 'Number 12 Merrion Square', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 5 (2002), 10-21, which contains several photographs oif Byrne's work.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for BYRNE, JAMES *
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION STREET UPPER, NO. 024 (MORNINGTON HOUSE)|
|Nature:||'The plasterwork here [stair hall] is reminiscent of James Byrne's work at No. 12 Merrion Square'.
|Refs:||Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),592.|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION SQUARE, NO. 012|
|Nature:||Decorative plasterwork by JB for William Brownlow, MP.|
|Refs:||L. Calderon & C. Casey, 'Number 12 Merrion Square', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 5 (2002), 10-21(illus.); Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 579,581,Pl.35.|