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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661-1736), Architect

The only known portrait is the original inscribed Nich Hawksmoor/Architect at All Souls where there is another of Bennett inscribed Colin Bennett/Manciple 1736, also in plaster and painted black, and evidently by the same hand. Mrs Webb suggests that both date from 1736 and are almost certainly by Henry Cheere, who was paid for work at All Souls about then. [1]

1) M. S. Webb, 'Henry Cheere, Sculptor', Burlington Magazine, C, 1958, 236.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.