Thursday 10 May 2018

The Urns by John Cheere in the Codrington Library, All Souls, Oxford

The Codrington Library Sculpture.

Part 26.  

The 24 Plaster Busts Portrait Busts by John Cheere

   The 25 Plaster Urns.

All Souls College, Oxford University.

On 17 Jan 1750 (Recorded in  Acta in Capitulis - All Souls Records, ), twenty-five bronze vases and twenty-four bronze 'bustoes' of college worthies were ordered from John Cheere to decorate the top of the library shelves.

The Stucco decoration supplied by Mr Roberts who also supplied the ceiling decorations which were removed in the 19th Century.


There are more of these urns at Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire confirming the attribution of the busts there to John Cheere

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