BURNETT, FRANCIS

(fl. 1830-1856)

Sculptor

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Was born in Dublin about 181o. He was for some years in the employment of Thomas Kirk, the sculptor (q.v.); but from about 1835 was working for himself in Paradise Row and afterwards in Phibsborough Road, where he lived with his brother John, a cabinetmaker. He was an exhibitor in the Royal Hibernian Academy down to 1856, sending, among other works, "A Colossal Head of T. Kirk, R.H.A.," in 1838, a "Bust of Miss Kirk," in 1840, a small figure of "A Child at Play," 1843, which was purchased by the Royal Irish Art Union and won as a prize by Archdeacon Magee of Limerick; "The Expulsion," a group in marble, 1845, and "The Young Musician," in Caen stone, 1850. This last was also in the Dublin Exhibition of 1853, and a repetition of the same subject was exhibited in 1856.

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