Updated 8 Feb. 2021.
The Portrait Sculpture in The Codrington Library.
Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661 - 1736).
Bronzed Plaster Bust.
Here attributed to Louis Francois Roubiliac.
(currently with no documentary evidence).
With Grateful thanks to Gaye Morgan, Chief Librarian and Conservator at the Codrington, All Souls for making this entry possible.
It appears that there is another bust - perhaps by the same hand and inscribed Giles Bennett, / Manciple 1736 was in The Buttery at All Souls in 1925, but I have not yet had the opportunity to closely inspect it on my visits (see below).
Mrs Webb suggests that they were both made by Henry Cheere in about 1736.
see Poole vol II, 1925.
For refs to Manciple Gile Bennett see -- https://archive.org/stream/catalogueofarchi00mart#page/n7/mode/2up
Bust of Giles Bennett in the Buttery at All Souls, Oxford.
Photographs taken by the Author
Monument to William Wither. d.1732.
Wootton St Lawrence Church, Hampshire
Bust with the same drapery as the Hawksmoor bust.
The church was rebuilt in 1863.
see Roubiliac and Cheere .... Malcolm Baker in the Journal of the Church Monuments Society Vol X 1995
546 mm wide.
Modern cast taken from the original plaster at All Souls, Oxford.
Cast by the Morris Singer Foundry.
Given to the NPG by the Warden and Fellows of All Souls in 1962.
Image Courtesy National Portrait Gallery.
If it were up to me I would replace the socle with a smaller and less clumsy and insensitive version as in the black and white photograph above.
Shown here for comparison
Marble Bust on the Monument.
Probably Louis Francois Roubiliac.
Holy Rood Church, Crofton and Stubbington, Hampshire.
Noted in the London Magazine of November, 1738.
Thomas Missing, a Portsmouth merchant whose parentage has not been ascertained, was made a freeman and alderman there in January 1711. In March 1715 he obtained a lucrative contract for victualling the garrison at Gibraltar, which he held till his death.1 Five years later he was given similar contracts for troops in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.2 Returned, presumably as a Whig, for Southampton in 1722, he was defeated in 1727. In September 1728 he proposed to the board of Trade that ‘as he hath a correspondence that way and hath with reputation carried over a great many to America’, he should be engaged to transport yearly a number of Protestant Palatines to Carolina ‘and victual them till they can support themselves’.3 He died 6 July 1733.
Whilst the link is tenuous the son of Thomas Missing another Thomas, was married to Anne Streatfield daughter of Henry Streatfield whose bust by Roubiliac is in the Mausoleum at Chiddingstone in Kent.