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Edward Lovett Pearce

Sir Edward Lovett Pearce was an architect active, particularly in Dublin, Ireland, in the early-18th century, from around 1725 until his death in 1733.

Lovett was born around 1699 the son of General Edward Pearce and his wife Frances Lovett. He is noted for his Palladian style and for his associations with John Vanbrugh, his second cousin.


Colvin, Howard, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, 3rd edition (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995), pp. 745-746

Craig, Maurice, ‘Pearce, Sir Edward Lovett (1699?–1733)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) <> [accessed 28 April 2008]

-'The Quest for Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Irish Arts Review Yearbook, 12 (1996), pp. 27-34

-'Sir Edward Lovett Pearce', Bulletin of the Irish Georgian Society, 17 (1974), pp. 10-14.

Harris, John Frederick, 'Ashely Park, Surrey : a Matter of Sir John Vanbrugh and Sir Edward Lovett Pearce' in Bernelle, Agnes (ed.), Decantations: A Tribute to Maurice Craig (Dublin: Lilliput Press, 1992), pp. 79-87.

McParland, Edward, 'Edward Lovett Pearce and the New Junta for Architecture' in Barnard, Toby Christopher; Clark, Jane (ed.), Lord Burlington: Architecture, Art and Life (London: Hambledon, 1995), pp. 151-66.

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