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Rutland Memorial

Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland
1754 - 1787
British politician and nobleman, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1784-1787
Eleanor Coade

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath /  Rutland Memorial


Architectural structure with a central Triumphal Arch and flanking walls and piers. The monument is decorated with a central relief showing 'The Marquiss of Granby relieving a distressed soldier and his family' and four relief medaillons, made by Elizabeth Coade in 1791:

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Rutland Memorial
  1. Mourning woman with armour in the background.
  2. Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland, car dux rut opt. ille
  3. Lady Mary Isabella Somerset., mar isa duc rut pulcherrima illa
  4. Woman with harp.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Rutland Memorial
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Rutland Memorial
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Rutland Memorial
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Rutland Memorial

The fountain was erected in memory of Charles Manners, Fourth Duke of Rutland, Lord Lieutenant 1784-87, who died of Dublin fever in 1787 at the age of 33. The Fountain has been attributed to Francis Sandys and constructed by Arthur Darley, one of the stonemasons from the Custom House. In its original form it functioned as a supply of water to the poor.
Originally, water poured from two bronze lion heads on either side and from a small central conduit water flowed into a large stone conch shell at the base of the fountain. Many of the figures in the roundels that adorn the fountain have been vandalised and damaged since its building over 200 years ago and the water element has been cut off.


the duke of rutland memorial fountain 1791. this fountain was restored by the corporation
of dublin as part of its contribution to european architectural heritage year 1975
the project was assisted by generous donations from friends of sybil le brocquy 1892-1973
whose enthusiasm for life, literature and the arts enriched many lives.


Medaillons 1 and 4: coade london 1790


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Locatie (N 53°20'25" - W 6°15'4") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: ie017; Photograph: 9 June 2014
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