Charles Peart

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Charles Peart
Born (1759-12-22)22 December 1759
English Newton, Monmouth, Wales
Died 1798 (age about 38)
Alma mater Royal Academy School
Occupation Sculptor

Charles Peart (22 December 1759 – 1798) was a British sculptor of the late 18th century.

Life and career[edit]

Peart was born at English Newton, a rural parish located immediately north-east of Monmouth.[1]

By 1778 he was in London, where he entered the Royal Academy School in 1781 and won a medal the following year for a bas-relief of Hercules and Omphale.[2] After leaving the school, he worked as an assistant to John Charles Lochee and then as a modeller for Josiah Wedgwood, and was commissioned by the Marquess of Buckingham to carve a series of reliefs for his country house at Stowe. Some of this work was in partnership with the painter Vincenzo Valdré.[2] From the late 1780s, he began working on designs for large monuments as well as portrait busts. The family connections of his wife Elizabeth with the East India Company led to him working on sculpture for monuments that were erected in India, including one to Lieutenant-Colonel John Campbell in St Thomas' Cathedral, Bombay; and another, at Fort St George, to Colonel Joseph Moorhouse who was killed at the Siege of Bangalore in 1791. In 1792, he provided a statue of Henry V above the entrance to the Shire Hall in the king's birthplace of Monmouth. Peart continued to work for Wedgwood, and also carved a marble chimneypiece for the Marquess of Buckingham's London residence in Pall Mall He died in 1798, leaving a widow, Elizabeth, and a young child.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b The Henry Moore Foundation, A Biographical Dictionary of Sculptors in Britain, 1660-1851. Accessed 15 December 2011
  2. ^ a b Deborah Graham-Vernon, ‘Peart, Charles (1759–1798)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 1 Jan 2012