Joshua Kirby (1716 - 1774)
RA Collection: People and Organisations
Artist, and architect; President of the Society of Artists, 1768-70
Born: 1716 in Parham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Died: 20 June 1774
The Description and Use Of A New Instrument Called, An Architectonic Sector. By Which Any Part of Architecture may be Drawn With Facility And Exactness. - London:: 1761.
The Perspective of Architecture. A Work Entirely New; Deduced From The Principles Of Dr. Brook Taylor; And Performed by Two Rules only of Universal Application. Begun By Command of His Present Majesty, When Prince Of Wales. By Joshua Kirby, Designer in Perspective to His Majesty. - London:: 1761.
Dr. Brook Taylor's Method Of Perspective Made Easy; Both in Theory and Practice: In Two Books. Being An Attempt to make the Art of Perspective easy and familiar; To adapt it entirely to the Arts of Design; And To make it an Entertaining Study to any Gentleman who shall chuse so polite an Amusement. By Joshua Kirby, Designer In Perspective To Their Majesties. And Fellow of the Royal and Antiquarian Societies. Illustrated With Many Copper-Plates, Correctly Engraved under the Author's Inspection. The Third Edition, with several Additions and Improvements. ... Book I. - London:: 
Dr. Brook Taylor's Method of Perspective Made Easy, Both in Theory and Practice. In Two Books. Being An Attempt to make the Art of Perspective easy and familiar; To Adapt it intirely to the Arts of Design; And To make it an entertaining Study to any Gentleman who shall chuse so polite an Amusement. By Joshua Kirby, Painter. Illustrated with Fifty Copper Plates; most of which are Engrav'd by the Author. ... Book I. - Ipswich:: 
Joshua Kirby, Kew, to James Paine
[Joshua] Kirby, Kew, to [Benjamin] Ralph
Observations for future proceedings upon the Royal Academy's establishment
c. Jan 1769
Joshua Kirby, Kew, to the Royal Incorporated Society of Artists of Great Britain
15 Jun 1770