GAHAGAN, LAURENCE

(fl. 1756-1817)

Sculptor

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

As "L. Geoghegan," of Anglesea Street, Dublin, he was given a premium of four pounds by the Dublin Society in 1756 or "a piece of Sculpture." This is probably the marble statuette of Rubens, which now belongs to Mr. W. T. Kirkpatrick of Donacomper, Celbridge, and is signed L. Geoghegan 1756. He afterwards went to London, where he altered his name to "Gahagan," and received a premium of thirty guineas from the Society of Arts in 1777 for a cast of a Figure. He exhibited in the Royal Academy in 1798 busts of Admiral Sir Thomas Paisley and Sir Horatio Nelson. The latter was engraved in mezzotint by Barnard. He was again an exhibitor in 1800 and occasionally down to 1817.

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