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Viscount William James Pirrie, Lord Mayor of Belfast (1896–1897)

Photo credit: Belfast City Hall

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Born in Quebec on 31st May 1847, William James Pirrie became the head of the biggest shipbuilding concern in the world. Pirrie’s family originated from County Down and his parents moved to Canada in the mid-1840s. After the death of his father, Pirrie and his mother returned to Ireland and he enrolled at Belfast Royal Academical Institution. Pirrie started work aged 15 as an office boy in the draughting department at Queen’s Island Shipyard, owned by Harland & Wolff.

Belfast City Hall

Belfast


Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 275 x W 200 cm (E)

Accession number

1898-003

Work type

Painting


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Belfast City Hall

Donegal Place, Belfast, County Antrim BT1 5GS Northern Ireland

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