Memorial to Lieutenant Colonel John Campbell (1753-1784)

Charles Peart (1759-1798)

1785

Marble

St Thomas Cathedral

Bombay (Mumbai)

According to Roscoe, Charles Peart was trained at the Royal Academy Schools from 1781. After leaving he worked as a modeller for Josiah Wedgwood and the Derby porcelain factory. Later he was employed by the Marquess of Buckingham, at Stowe. One of his first large commissions, the monument to Lieutenant-Colonel John Campbell in Bombay, may have been obtained through the influence of his wife, Elizabeth, whose sister’s husband, Mr Woodcock, worked for the East India Company (link). It has life-sized figures of Death and Hope flanking an urn on a tall pedestal.

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