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National Gallery of Ireland Board meeting, 21st August 1856
A meeting was held at the Chief Secretary's Office, Dublin Castle. A letter from the Dargan Institute Committee addressed to the Board was read, outlining the revised script to be inscribed on a tablet outside the gallery building. A letter from Mr. William Pigot entirely disapproving of the architectural plan submitted by Mr. Charles Lanyon and suggesting adhering to the plans already adopted was discussed. Lanyon submitted his plans and a modification of the original plan which were discussed and the general principle of which was adopted. The Lord Chancellor, Thomas Larcom, Richard Griffith, and George Mulvany were requested to act as a committee to obtain matured plans from Lanyon to be brought before the Building Trustees.
NGI Archives
21st August 1856
34 x 23 cm.
Ink on paper
NGI Archives
The revised dedication for the outside of the building was as follows: This temple of learning and the fine Arts is erected by the contributions of the fellow countrymen of William Dargan Esq., aided by the imperial government, for the purpose of commemorating his eminent public services, and his magnificent liberality in founding and sustaining the Dublin Industrial Exhibition of 1853.
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National Gallery of Ireland
Minute book
NGI Archives
Minute book 1855 - 1864