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Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt

(1702-1781), Sculptor

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.

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Nicholas Hawksmoor, after a bust attributed to Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt - NPG 4261

Nicholas Hawksmoor

after a bust attributed to Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt
bronze bust, 1962, based on a work of 1736
NPG 4261

Colley Cibber, possibly from the studio of Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt - NPG 1045

Colley Cibber

possibly from the studio of Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt
painted plaster bust, circa 1740
NPG 1045

George Pitt, probably after Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt - NPG D20961

George Pitt

probably after Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt
pencil on tracing paper, circa 1900 (circa 1738-1741)
NPG D20961


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