William Kidwell, Sculptor

(d. 1736)


From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

In Fiddown church, Co. Waterford, is a tablet of white marble on a background of black Kilkenny marble, embellished with various objects, skulls, cross-bones, hour-glasses, etc., erected to the memory of William Ponsonby, 1st Viscount Duncannon, who died in 1724, inscribed Kidwell London fecit. Also by him is a large monument with a recumbent figure, in Kilnasoolagh churchyard, near Newmarket-on-Fergus, to Sir Donat O'Brien, who died in 1717; and the monument to Michael Boyle, Archbishop of Armagh, in Blessington church, is also his work. Kidwell settled in Dublin and died there in 1736. His will, in which he describes himself as "of the city of Dublin, stone-cutter," was made on 7th August, 1736, and proved on the 13th September following.

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