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Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture - Murphy, Paula - Yale University Press
  • Jun 22, 2010
    320 p.
    250 b/w + 60 col illus.
    ISBN: 9780300159097
    Cloth: $85.00 tx
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The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art 
 

Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture

Native Genius Reaffirmed

  • Paula Murphy
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Paula Murphy, the leading expert on Irish sculpture, offers an extensive survey of the history of sculpture in Ireland in the nineteenth century, with particular emphasis on the large public works produced during the Victorian period. The works of such major figures as Patrick MacDowell, John Henry Foley, Thomas Kirk, and Thomas Farrell are discussed —as well as works by a host of lesser-known sculptors, including John Edward Carew, Christopher Moore, James Cahill, and Joseph Robinson Kirk. Lavishly illustrated, the book covers the work of many Irish sculptors who practiced abroad, particularly in London, and the work of English sculptors, including John Flaxman, Francis Chantrey, E. H. Baily, and Richard Westmacott, who were located in Ireland. Murphy makes extensive use of contemporary documentation, much of it from newspapers, to present the sculptors and their work in the religious and political context of their time.

Paula Murphy is a Senior Lecturer in Art History at University College Dublin. She is the leading expert on Irish sculpture.

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