Biography of Richard "The Elder" Westmacott 1747-1808
On 06 Sep 1776 James Lenox Dutton 1713-1776 (63) died. He was buried at Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Sherborne, Gloucestershire. Monument to James Lenox Dutton 1713-1776 (63) and his second wife Jane Bond -1776 sculpted by Richard "The Elder" Westmacott 1747-1808 (29) in 1791. Remarkble for the quality of the carving and the stone (probably Carrara Marble) and the skeleton. Believed to be called Immortality Trampling Death. Life-sized angel leans on a medallion with profiles of the deceased, underfoot a prostrate skeleton (representing death).
After 1791. Monument to Lucius Knightley 1742-1791 (48), Valentine Knightley and Charles Knightley 1753-1787 sculpted by Richard "The Elder" Westmacott 1747-1808 (44) in St Mary's Church, Fawsley, Northamptonshire.
On 25 Dec 1807 Brownlow Cust 1st Baron Brownlow 1744-1807 (63) died. His son John Cust 1st Earl Brownlow 1779-1853 (28) succeeded as 2nd Baron Brownlow of Belton in Lincolnshire. Monument in St Peter and St Paul Church, Belton House, Belton, Grantham, Lincolnshire sculpted by Richard "The Elder" Westmacott 1747-1808 (60).
St Mary's Church, Preston on Stour, Warwickshire. That on the left Grecian with standing mourner, sculpted by Richard "The Elder" Westmacott 1747-1808. On the right, Grecian style with figures of Faith and Hope, sculpted by Richard Westmacott 1775-1856.