It has been our pleasing duty for some time past to record the great activity which prevails throughout the south of Ireland in all branches of the building trade, in view of which we have made arrangements for illustrating from time to time some of the works recently executed and in progress in and about the “beautiful city”. Our portfolio contains at present several sketches, from amongst which we select one – a monument just erected in the new cemetery of St. Fin Bar’s, Cork by Philip Bass, Esq., to the memory of the late Colonel Hickman, Royal Artillery, of St. Alban’s, Monkstown. The composition is most effective and pleasing, and the execution is simply perfect. The materials employed are local limestone and marble. The work was designed and executed by Mr. Samuel Murphy, of Mary-street, Cork.” Published in The Irish Builder, May 1 1873.