Biography of John Flaxman


On 06 Jul 1755 John Flaxman was born in York.

On 07 Dec 1826 John Flaxman died.

After 1848. St Luke's Church. Monument to Edward Hawkins Cheney of the Royal Scots Greys fighting at Waterloo. His horse shot, collapsing; one of four he rode into battle. He survived the battle dying in 1845.
The frieze below the sculpture depicts Sergeant Ewart, related to Cheney by marriage, seizing the French Eagle Standard.
Sculpted by Joseph Gott who apprenticed to John Flaxman between 1798 and 1802. In 1822 Gott travelled to Rome and met Antonio Canova.

After 1876. Memorial to Corisande Emma Bennet Countess Malmesbury in Christchurch Priory. Sculpted by John Flaxman.

John Flaxman.