BOSSI, PETER (PIETRO) *
- Born: - Died: -
Scagliola and stucco worker, active in Dublin in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. Pietro Bossi, who may have been a member of a family of stucco workers named Bossi in the neighbourhood of Como, Northern Italy, had arrived in Dublin by 1784. Best known for his inlaid marble mantelpieces, in 1796 he submitted an estimate to the second Earl of Aldborough for plastering and stucco work for Aldborough House, Dublin. He is also said to have made several mantelpieces for the house, which were removed by ROBERT COCHRANE on behalf of the Commissioners of Public Works in 1898.(1)
The date and place of Pietro Bossi's death is not known. He may have married in Ireland; the christening of Maria Teresa Bossi, daughter of Peter and Sarah Bossi of Fleet Street, Dublin, on 5 July 1795 is recorded in the registers of St Marks' Church of Ireland church.(2)
Address: 22 Fleet Street, 1785-1786; 38 Fleet Street, 1787-1798.
Information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from Conor O'Neill, 'In search of Pietro Bossi', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 1 (Irish Georgian Society, 1998), 146-175, which provides the fullest account of what is known of Bossi's life and work in Ireland.
(1) Aidan O'Boyle, 'Aldborough House, Dublin: a construction history', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 4 (Irish Georgian Society, 2001), 120,140.
(2) Irish Genealogy, http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords (last visited, Apr 2014).
1 work entries listed in chronological order for BOSSI, PETER (PIETRO) *
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PORTLAND ROW, ALDBOROUGH HOUSE|
|Nature:||Estimate for plasterwork. Chimneypieces?
Aidan O'Boyle, 'Aldborough House, Dublin: a construction history', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 4 (Irish Georgian Society, 2001), 120,140.