William Vitruvius Morrison (1794 – 1838)

William Vitruvius Morrison was born at Clonmel, County Tipperary, second son of Sir Richard Morrison (1767-1849). Sir Richard headed a successful private architectural practice, with William joining in 1809. In 1821 he made an extensive tour of Europe, including visits to Rome and Paris. Upon his return he built up a successful practice, but later his health broke down. After a second visit to the continent he died in his father’s house at Bray, County Wicklow, on 16 October 1838 and is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin.