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Johnston, Francis (1760 - 1829), architect

Edward McParland

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Irish architect. He was architect to the reconstituted Board of Works, Dublin, from 1805, the premier official appointment in the profession, though ill-health forced him into at least semi-retirement in the 1820s. He was a founder-member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1823.

Johnston, who never travelled beyond Britain, was trained by Thomas Cooley in Dublin. On Cooley’s death in 1784 he inherited the patronage of Richard Robinson, Archbishop of Armagh, and in the

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