Super Reliquias Mortales Praehonorabilis Johannis Philpot Curran Rotulorum Magistri Et Inter Hiberniae Oratores et Amicos Eximii, Qui Obiit 1817. hoc Monumentum Erectum fuit In sepulchreto Apud Glasnevin A.D. 1839. Ex Dono Publico et Amore.

Method Lithograph
Artist William Gauci
Published c.1840
Dimensions Image 219 x 360mm, Sheet 310 x 407 mm
Notes The grave of John Philpot Curran in the Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. Curran died in London, and was initially buried in Paddington. 17 years later, he was disinterred and his remains were transferred to Dublin. The monument was designed by the architect John T. Papworth.

John Philpot Curran (1750-1817) was a noted Irish parliamentarian and lawyer and judge. Not a Catholic himself, Curran fought in the Irish House of Commons for Roman Catholic emancipation. He undertook the defence in the treason trials of the rebel leaders of the Society of United Irishmen, Wolfe Tone, Archibald Hamilton Rowan, and Lord Edward Fitzgerald. After the insurrection led by Robert Emmet in 1803, Curran came under suspicion because, unknown to him, his daughter Sarah was engaged to Emmet. In 1814 he retired to London where he was a member of a distinguished group of wits, writers, and lawyers that included Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Lord Byron, Thomas Moore, and Thomas Erskine.

William Gauci was a lithographer and publisher (fl.1826 - 1854) He worked in London and was the son of Maxim Gauci also a printmaker.

Condition: Large professionally repaired tear to the right of sheet and image. Area of loss repaired to the top margin. Some surface dirt. Diagonal crease to the top right hand corner.
Framing unmounted
Price £200.00
Stock ID 24776