WHELAN, EDWARD *
- Born: 1835ca Died: 1871
Architectural sculptor. Edward Whelan is said by Frederick O'Dwyer to have been a cousin or nephew of JAMES & amp; JOHN O'SHEA ,(1) with whom he worked perhaps on DEANE & amp; WOODWARD' s Museum at Trinity College, Dublin, and certainly on the same architects' University Museum, Oxford (1854-1860), and Crown Life Office in Blackfriars, London (1856-59). The O'Sheas and Whelan also did the carving on ALFRED WATERHOUSE' s Manchester Assize Courts (1859-64). THOMAS NEWENHAM DEANE employed Whelan on the Meadow Buildings at Christ Church, Oxford (1861-65), and on the Scottish Provincial Assurance Company office in O'Connell Street, Dublin (1866-67).
In 1867 Whelan emigrated to the United States, settling in Brooklyn, where he worked on Prospect Park. He died in 1871 and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn.(2)
All information in theis entry is from F. O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane and Woodward (1997), 149, 227, 236, 243, 248, 249, 251, 315, 336, 542, 565-6n.
(1) According to Michael O'Dwyer, 'The O'Shea faily of Callan and Kilkenny - Sculptors' in Michael O'Dwyer (ed.), Kilkenny Gravestone and Monument Illustrations (Kilkenny: 2012), 71-76, Whelan was a nephew of James and John O'Shea.
(2) Information about Whelan in the United States is from Mapping the practice and profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland, 1851-1951, http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=ann_1295118397 , last visited Sep 2012.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for WHELAN, EDWARD *
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, TRINITY COLLEGE, MUSEUM|
|Nature:||EW may have assisted O'Shea brothers with stone carving.|
|Refs:||Frederick O'Dwyer, The Architecture of Deane & Woodward (1997), 149|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 009 (SCOTTISH PROVINCIAL ASSURANCE CO.)|
|Nature:||Carving by EW.|
|Refs:||IB 9, 1 Jan 1867, 10|