CORBETT, DANIEL

(fl. c. 1750)

Engraver

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

An engraver working in Cork about the middle of the eighteenth century. The following plates in Smith's "History of Cork," were engraved by him in 1750: "Map of County Cork," "Kanturk Castle," "West Front of Kanturk Castle," "Youghal," "A View of Kinsale from the old Fort," "Loghort Castle," "West prospect of the nave, choir and steeple of Buttevant Abbey, with St. Mary's Chapel," "A View of the City of Cork from the North," "Portrait of C. Smith, M.D.," frontispiece. His son, Daniel Corbett, who died in May, 1835, was a well-known dentist in Cork; a man of much versatility of talent and of social accomplishments which made his company popular. In the "Reliques of Father Prout" he is referred to as "the very quintessence of fun and frolic, . . . the principal dentist in the Munster district," and "the kindest of human beings."

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