The Plaster Bust of Inigo Jones.
The Marble bust of Inigo Jones
520 x 345 mm
Half life size approximately.
Bust of Inigo Jones
Temple of British Worthies, Stowe, Buckinghamshire.
The nose has had some restoration.
Photographs by the author.
Temple of British Worthies, Stowe
Undated Photograph showing the damaged nose
by John Piper.
The Statuettes of Inigo Jones.
Inscribed Cheere Fct 1749
Made for the Library of Chumley Turner
Originally at Kirkleatham Hall, North Yorkshire.
poor quality web photograph
see my previous post -
Statuette on the Chimneypiece in the Ante Room at Wilton.
Another version of the Cheere Statuette from Kirkleatham
From the English Fireplace by L.A.Shuffrey pub. Batsford. 1912.
M Webb in Michael Rysbrack 1954notes that this statuette was gilded.
In 1727 Rysbrack sold Henry Hoare of Stourhead a bust and Statuettes of Inigo Jones and Palladio now disappeared.
Agreement between Rysbrack and Henry Hoare 10 October 1727 'a bustow of Inigo Jones in Statuary marble' £35 0 0d, a pedestal £2 10s and two figures of Inigo Jones and Palladio in plaster £ 1 10s
In Langford's sale of 1766 for Rysbrack p.4 First day lot 69. Two figures of Palladio and Inigo Jones the original models for the figures of Lord Burlington at Chiswick House.
info from Roman Splendour ..... Jervis and Dodd 2014.
This statuette is a cast of a plaster cast from the terracotta statuette from the RIBA collection.
This statuette was cast from a plaster cast of the original terracotta by Mark Latrobe of Plasterworks in Cross Street in Islington for the late Ben Weinreb. The RIBA terracotta was damaged in the Blitz of WW2. It was restored and cast by staff at the British Museum.
The original at the RIBA and a 4 or 5 of these 1990's plaster casts are to my knowledge the only versions of this statuette extant.
Katherine Esdaile published on the statuette in the RIBA Journal Vol 38 of 7 Feb 1931.
The Walpole Cabinet from Strawberry Hill. c. 1747.
with Ivory Statuette of Inigo Jones (top right)
by James Francis Verskovis
Victoria and Albert Museum
A Statuette of Inigo Jones is listed in the 1777 Plaster Sculpture Catalogue of Charles Harris of the Strand
Size 1' 10"
They also sold busts of Inigo Jones 'Large as Life' and 24" which could be paired with Palladio.
see - http://english18thcenturyportraitsculpture.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/charles-harris-catalogue.html
18th Century Engravings of portraits of Inigo Jones in Architectural Settings.
Bust of Inigo Jones
Frontispiece to The Chimneypiece Makers Daily Assistant.
John Crunden. 1766
Engraving from The Temple Builders Most Useful Companion
Thomas Collins Overton
frequently paired with Palladio
From a plaster bust supplied by Oliver and Hoskins in 1774
and refinished by William Hackwood (c.1757 - 1839).
see Wedgwood Correspondence
In the Albertina, Vienna
Letter from Wedgwood to Bentley 24 June 1774
Wedwood to Bentley 16 August 1774
James Hoskins, Samuel Euclid Oliver and Benjamin Grant.
Hoskins was apprenticed to John Cheere in 1747. He seems to have progressed in his employment at some speed: a note in the London Evening Post of December 1751 concerning the successful treatment of William Collins’s leg ulcer with ‘Iron Pear Tree Water’ described Hoskins, a witness to the recovery, as ‘Foreman to Mr Cheere’ (Friedman and Clifford 1974, appendix C).
Another Hoskins and Grant invoice of January 1775 notes the supply of many more busts, including a Galen and Hippocrates, and British worthies such as Ben Jonson, ‘Sir W Reigle’, Fletcher and Beaumont, Harvey and Newton. This bill came to £23 17s 4d, and was signed ‘for self and partner Benj Grant’.
In 1779 they were paid £26 6s 6d for items including figures of Zingara and Chrispagnia at £2 2s (Meteyard 1866, 1, 324-5). Hoskins was still active in 1790, when he provided small works for Lord Delaval (12).
Literary References: Meteyard 1866, 1, 324-5; Gunnis 1968, 211; Pyke 1973, 70; Friedman and Clifford 1974, appendix H; Clifford 1992, 58Archival References: RA Council Minutes, 1, ff160-1 June 1773; Wedgwood/Hoskins
see - http://liberty.henry-moore.org/henrymoore/sculptor/browserecord.php?-action=browse&-recid=1388&from_list=true&x=11
Edward Burch 1730 - 1814
23 x 20 mm
A bust of Inigo Jones was provided to the Carpenters Hall, City of London by John Bacon d.1799.