Sunday, 14 July 2019

828) James and John O'Shea

James and John O'Shea. Irish stonemasons and sculptors from Ballyhooly in County Cork. They were notable for their involvement in Ruskinian gothic architecture in the mid-19th century.

- "Every morning came the handsome red-haired Irish brothers O'Sheas..."…

- "The O'Sheas, who were noted for their red beards, their ability to consume alcohol and their lively temperaments, greatly impressed John Ruskin with the quality of their stone carving."

James O'Shea at work on carvings for the Oxford Museum of Natural History

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