estmacott studied first under his father and then in Rome with Antonio Canova, returning to England in 1797. He became a member of the Royal Academy in 1811, served as Professor of Sculpture there from 1827, and was knighted in 1837, the year Victoria came to the throne.
According to Bob Speel's "A Sculpture Walk in Hyde Park" (see below), "Westmacott produced a prodigal number of monuments, statues, busts and other works in stone, among the latter being the chimney piece for the Music Room in the Royal Pavillion, Brighton, the reliefs for the north side of the Marble Arch (as well as two other reliefs which ended up above the entrance to Buckingham Palace when the Arch was moved to its present location), the pedimental sculptures for the British Museum, and the Waterloo Vase. . . . [He also executed] his diploma piece Jupiter and Ganymede at the RA, various allegorical works at Woburn Abbey, monuments at Westminster Abbey and St Paul's, and statues of Nelson in Birmingham, Liverpool and Barbados (!). Outdoors in London may be seen a Duke of Bedford (Russell Square), C. J. Fox (Bloomsbury Square), Canning (Parliament Square), the monumental Duke of York on his pillar at Waterloo Place, and the even more monumental Achilles by Hyde Park Corner" [GPL].
Monuments and portraits
- George Canning
- Achilles (Wellington Monument, Hyde Park)
- Duke of York, Carlton Terrace, London
- Nelson Monument, (Liverpool)
- England, Ireland and Scotland, Marble Arch, London
- John Locke
- Harriet Elizabeth, Lady Beresford (?)
- William Pitt the Younger
- Charles James Fox
- Robert Milligan
- Lord Nelson
- Francis Russell, Duke of Bedford
- The Copper Horse (Monument to George III)
- Lord William Cavendish Bentinck (Calcutta)
- Warren Hastings (Calcutta)
- Monument for Walter Nisbet
- Memorial to Major Generals Sir Edward Pakenham and Samuel Gibbs
- Frieze, British Museum
- Memorial for Lieutenant General Sir Ralph Abercrombie, K. B.
- Memorial to Commander Charles Cotton
- Monument for George Cruttenden (Calcutta)
- Monument for Alexander Colvin (Calcutta)
- Monument for Michael Cheese (Calcutta)
- Monument for Mary Elizabeth Chichester
- Monument for Sir Charles Turner
- Monument for Charles Long, Baron Farnborough
- Monument for Guliemi Burslem STB
- Monument for Peter Ranier, Admiral of the Blue
- Monument for Mrs. Eardley Eardley Wilmot
- Monument to General Earl Stafford and to the Fallen at Sutlej River 1845-46
- Tomb of William Henry, 1st Duke of Cleveland
- Memorial Plaque to Beatrix Outram
- Monument to Andrew Newton by Richard Westmacott, Senior (1747-1808)
- The Artist's Daughter by James Sherwood Westmacott (1823-1900)
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Roscoe, Ingrid, Emma Hardy and M. G. Sullivan. A Biographical Dictionary of Sculptors in Britain . New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009.
Bob Speel's A Sculpture Walk in Hyde Park (UK site, 21 August 2006)
Steggles, Mary Ann. Statues of the Raj. Putney, London: BACSA [British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia], 2000.
"Richard Westmacott" (Wikipedia, 21 August 2006)
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