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Statue of Columbine at Wrest Park

John CheereMid to late 18th century

English Heritage

English Heritage
United Kingdom

This statue is typical of the rustic figures produced by John Cheere’s sculpture yard at Hyde Park Corner, London. In contrast to the classical figures he produced, which were painted white to imitate marble, these statues were painted with bright, lifelike colours, and traces of the original paint remain within the figure’s nostrils and mouth. Columbine is a character from the Italian Commedia dell’arte, a masked theatrical performance.

Details

  • Title: Statue of Columbine at Wrest Park
  • Creator: John Cheere
  • Date Created: Mid to late 18th century
  • Location: Wrest Park
  • Location Created: London
  • Type: Statue
  • Original Source: WREST PARK
  • Rights: English Heritage
  • Medium: Lead
  • Credit line: Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund

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