William Boynton Kirk ARHA, HRHA
Born 1824 (Circa)
Died 5 July 1900
Active: 1848 - 1900
Country of birth: Ireland
Country of death: England
Sculptor, pottery designer, curate
Born in Dublin. Second son of Thomas Kirk. He was the chief modeller at the Binns and Kerr factory in Worcester from 1852 where he created designs in Parian ware. In 1860 he joined the church and held livings in Birkenhead and Ashton-under-Lyme.
Wealth at death: £1,196 19s. 11d.
Probate date: 10 August 1900
Dates are usually the year a work was exhibited so may differ from date of production.
New entries have been made each time a work was exhibited. Click here for more information.
The Pastoral Age
Design for a Monument in Bronze, to the Memory of the late Lord Fitzgibbon
Lists William B. Kirk with initial A. after his name, to denote Associate of the RHA in 1856.
The Guardian Angel
Boy and Dolphin
Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, 1851
Exhibited at Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, 1856
'Boy and Dolphin'
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition), 1768-
1848 - 1857
Exhibited 4 times.
Exhibited at Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations (London), 1851
Institutional and Business Connections
Elected to membership of Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts of Painters, Sculptors, Architects and Engravers
ARHA in 1850.
Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858-1966
Name: Reverend William Boyton Kirk Probate Date: 10 Aug 1900 Death Date: 5 Jul 1900 Death Place: Lancashire, England Registry: London, England
Citing this record
'William Boynton Kirk ARHA, HRHA', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib3_1202141908, accessed 27 May 2016]