WARE, SAMUEL #
- Born: 1781 Died: 1860
English architect, for whom see Howard Colvin, A Biographical dictionary of British architects 1600-1840 (4th edn, 2008), 1090. Samuel Ware was employed by the sixth Duke of Devonshire on both his English and Irish properties. In 1813 he replaced WILLIAM ATKINSON as architect of the bridge which was being built at Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. The cost of carrying out Atkinson's design was running far beyond the original estimate, and, according to the report which Ware produced, the design itself was unsuitably ornate.(1) In 1814 he exhibited a view of Lismore Castle at the Royal Academy.(2)
According to James Elmes, Ware was architect to 'many excellent buildings in Ireland',(3) but, if so, they have not been identified. He exhibited a design 'for a monument to be erected in Ireland, to the memory of the late Lord Nelson' at the Royal Academy in 1806;(4) this was presumably one of the proposals submitted for the monument which was erected in O'Connell Street, Dublin, in 1808.
See WORKS, for Irish work only.
(1) Lindsay J. Proudfoot, Urban Patronage and Social Authority: the management of the Duke of Devonshire's towns in Ireland, 1764-1891 (1995), 194-5; Ware's report on the bridge is in the Lismore papers in NLI, MS. 7199.
(2) RA 1814, no. 684.
(3) James Elmes, Metropolitan Improvements (1831), 141.
(4) RA 1806., no. 869.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for WARE, SAMUEL #
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, NELSON MONUMENT|
|Nature:||Exhibits design for 'for a monument to be erected in Ireland, to the memory of the late Lord Nelson' at RA, 1806.|
|Refs:||RA 1806, no. 869|
|Building:||CO. WATERFORD, DUNGARVAN, BRIDGE|
|Nature:||Ware reports on and replaces William Atkinson as architect of same, 1813.|
|Refs:||NLI, Lismore Papers, MS. 7199; Lindsay J. Proudfoot, Urban Patronage and Social Authority: the management of the Duke of Devonshire's towns in Ireland, 1764-1891 (1995), 194-5|