CORBETT, JOSEPH

(fl. c. 1792)

Sculptor

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

Brother of the foregoing John Corbett. In 1792, when under 14 years of age, he was awarded a premium of thirty pounds by the Dublin Society for a piece of sculpture in marble. He appears to have been also a pupil of Edward Smyth (q.v.), and to have assisted him in the carving of the statues upon the Custom House. It is said that when giving them some final touches after they had been placed in position on the building he caught cold, from the effects of which he died.

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