Biography of Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856

Ancestors

On 09 Jun 1727 Richard Fitzpatrick 1st Baron Gowran -1727 died. His son John Fitzpatrick 1st Earl Upper Ossory 1719-1758 (8) succeeded 2nd Baron Gowran of Bowran in County Kilkenny. Monument in St James the Apostle Church Grafton Underwood. Sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856.

In or before 1770 [his father] Richard "The Elder" Westmacott Sculptor 1747-1808 (23) and [his mother] Sarah Vardy were married. They had thirteen children.

On 15 Jul 1775 Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 was born to [his father] Richard "The Elder" Westmacott Sculptor 1747-1808 (28) and [his mother] Sarah Vardy.

Before 1793 Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 studied with his father [his father] Richard "The Elder" Westmacott Sculptor 1747-1808 at his studio at Mount Street.

In 1793 Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (17) travelled to Rome to study under Antonio Canova Sculptor 1757-1822 (35). Within a year of his arrival in Rome he won the first prize for sculpture offered by the Florentine academy of arts, and in the following year (1795) he gained the papal gold medal awarded by the Roman Academy of St Luke with his bas-relief of Joseph and his brethren.

On 20 Feb 1798 Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (22) and Dorothy Margaret Wilkinson were married.

In 1799 [his son] Richard "The Younger" Westmacott Sculptor 1799-1892 was born to Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (23) and Dorothy Margaret Wilkinson.

On 04 Sep 1801 John Yorke 1728-1801 (73) died. He was buried at St Andrew's Church Wimpole. Of white marble in the Greek manner, in bold relief; two parents, hands clasped, stand in attitudes of grief at a tomb, with a reclining child at their feet; below is an inscription; signed 'R. WESTMACOTT, A.R.A. LONDON' (26)

In 1805 Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (29) was elected Associate of the Royal Academy.

On 13 Jan 1805 Maria wife of Robert Henson died. Monument in Church of St John the Baptist Barnack. Sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (29).

In 1808. Lichfield Cathedral. Monument to Andrew Newton. Sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (32).

In 1808 [his father] Richard "The Elder" Westmacott Sculptor 1747-1808 (61) died.

On 08 Feb 1809 Brownlow Bertie 5th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1729-1809 (79) died without male issue at Grimsthorpe South Kesteven. He was buried at St Mary's Church Swinstead South Kesteven on 17 Feb 1809. Duke Ancaster and Kesteven extinct. His third cousin Albermarle Bertie 9th Earl Lindsey 1744-1818 (64) succeeded 9th Earl Lindsey.
Sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (33). A handsome white marble wall tablet in Grecian style depicting deceased and wife on a catafalque with mourning female figure, flanked by mother, children and angel. Above a scrolled cornice with Ducal coronet and palm. Beneath a rectangular inscription panel, flanked by scrolled brackets.

In 1811 Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (35) was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy; his diploma work being a “Ganymede” in high relief.

On 04 Oct 1815 Caroline Anne Julie Campbell -1815 died. Monument in St Oswald's Church Malpas. Sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (40).

After 1816. St Giles' Church Wrexham. Monument to the Lloyd Family. Sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856.

On 03 Jun 1822 Thomas Warren Bulkeley 7th Viscount Bulkeley 1752-1822 (69) died without issue. Monument in St Marys and St Nicholas Church Beaumaris sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (46).

On 20 Sep 1822 Georgiana Elizabeth Miller Mundy Duchess Newcastle under Lyne 1789-1822 (33) died from childbirth. She had given birth to twins one of whom was stillborn, one survived ten days.
Monument in Milton Mausoleum Markham Clinton sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (47).

In 1827 Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (51) was appointed to succeed Royal Academy professor of sculpture succeeding John Flaxman Sculptor 1755-1826.

On 09 Sep 1833 Adeliza Maria Howard -1833 died in childbirth. Monument in Holy Trinity Church Wetheral sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (58).

On 19 Jun 1835 Henry Willoughby 6th Baron Middleton 1761-1835 (74) died. His first cousin Digby Willoughby 7th Baron Middleton 1769-1856 (65) succeeded 7th Baron Middleton.
11 Mar 1793 Jane Lawley Baroness Middleton 1767-1793 died.
Monument in St Leonard's Church Wollaton sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (59).

On 28 Jan 1842 William Harry Vane 1st Duke Cleveland 1766-1842 (75) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church Staindrop. His son Henry Vane 2nd Duke Cleveland 1788-1864 (54) succeeded 2nd Duke Cleveland 2C 1833, 3rd Earl Darlington, 3rd Viscount Barnard, 6th Baron Barnard. Sophia Poulett Duchess of Cleveland 1785-1859 (56) by marriage Duke Cleveland 2C 1833. Monument to William Harry Vane 1st Duke Cleveland 1766-1842 (75) in St Mary's Church Staindrop. Sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (66).

On 01 Sep 1856 Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 (81) died at 14 South Audley Street. He was buried in St Mary's Church Chastleton where his son [his son] Hector Westmacott was Rector in 1878.

In 1857 [his son] Richard "The Younger" Westmacott Sculptor 1799-1892 (58) was appointed to succeed Royal Academy professor of sculpture succeeding his father Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856.

St Mary's Church Preston on Stour. That on the left signed Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856. That in the middle sculpted by Peter Scheemakers Sculptor 1691-1781 and James "Athenian" Stuart Sculptor 1713-1788.

[his son] Hector Westmacott was born to Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856 and Dorothy Margaret Wilkinson.

St Mary's Church Preston on Stour. That on the left Grecian with standing mourner, sculpted by [his father] Richard "The Elder" Westmacott Sculptor 1747-1808. On the right, Grecian style with figures of Faith and Hope, sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856.

St Mary's Church Burford. Monuments to the Rushout Family sculpted by Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856.

Ancestors

Father: Richard "The Elder" Westmacott Sculptor 1747-1808

Richard Westmacott Sculptor 1775-1856

Mother: Sarah Vardy