John Hickey (sculptor)

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John Hickey (1756–1795) was an Irish sculptor.

Born in Dublin, Hickey was the son of Noah, a confectioner in Capel Street, and Anne Hickey. An older brother was Thomas Hickey, the painter. He worked under a local carver before coming to England in 1776 and entering the Royal Academy Schools. Edmund Burke was enthusiastic in promoting his work.[1]

John Hickey's bust of Edmund Burke in the Trinity College library.

Among Hickey's best-known works is the monument to David La Touche in Delgany, County Wicklow.


  1. ^ J.A.H.M. Bunbury: History of Finnstown House