Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The Plaster busts and Statuettes supplied to Arniston House, Midlothian, Scotland by John Cheere.

Although, as yet I have not been able to discover any paperwork to confirm, it can be safely assumed that these busts and statuettes were supplied by John Cheere in the 1740's for the old library at Arniston House, which was designed in the late Baroque style by William Adam (1689 - 1748), for the Scottish lawyer Robert Dundas.

                                    Shakespeare Statuette after Scheemakers, Homer and The Farnese Hercules. 

Possibly Pythagoras
Veiled Vestal and Cicero.
Zeno, Madonna, Nero.
Roman General there is a version by Roubiliac at the Huntington Library California, Zeno perhaps after Scheemakers.
Demosthenes, Isaac Newton and Agrippina.
Unknown classical? Female bust, Socrates, undetermined male bust.
Aristotle, unknown female bust, Antinous.
I am very grateful to Henrietta Dundas of Arniston House for supplying these images.

For the History of the Dundas Family and Arniston see -


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