Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt (1702-1781)
Artist associated with 3 portraits
Henry Cheere was apprenticed in 1718 to the mason Robert Harsthorne, and by 1726 he had established his own sculptor's yard in Westminster, London. He worked initially with Henry Scheemakers on the vast monument to the 1st Duke of Ancaster, in which the life-size figure of the Duke clad in Roman armour is set against a marble niche flanked by Corinthian columns. During the 1730s Cheere executed the statues of Queen Caroline for Queen's College, Oxford, and of Christopher Codrington for All Souls, Oxford.