William Mossop

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Mossop, William, a medallist, was born in Dublin in 1751, and died of paralysis in 1804. He was the engraver of many of the finest medals and coins of pre-Union times in Ireland. Mr. Gilbert writes: "Although the medallic works of Mossop are not numerous, they are interesting as the first works of the kind produced in Ireland, and a lasting evidence of his natural ability in this department of art." His son William (born in 1788; died in 1827), first Secretary of the Royal Hibernian Academy, was also a medallist of some note.

Sources

110. Dublin, History of the City: John T. Gilbert. 3 vols. Dublin, 1854-'9.

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