Saturday 29 August 2020

The Spencer Cowper Monument by Roubiliac, Hertingfordbury, Herts.

The Spencer Cowper Monument
Louis Francois Roubiliac.
St Mary's Church
Hertingfordbury, Herts.

 Spencer Cowper (1669-1728), of Hertingfordbury Park, Herts.; Lincoln’s Inn; and Bridge House, St. Olave’s, Southwark.

Spencer Cowper d.1727, Judge of the Pleas, the memorial is in a window embrasure on north wall of the church, a black marble cartouche with inscription, above a scrolled and pedimented surround in black marble, with a relief of Cowper in judge's robes, seated between the figures of Wisdom and Justice, carved 1752 by Roubiliac.

For an excellent short biography of Spencer Cowper see -

All photographs taken by the author.


Duncan Forbes
Louis Francois Roubiliac
put up in 1752
Parliament House Edinburgh

Included here because of the similarity of the pose

Photographs Courtesey Courtauld

see -


Photograph courtesy Kim Traynor

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