Biography of Gerard Johnson The Elder Sculptor 1550-1611

Around 1550 Gerard Johnson The Elder Sculptor 1550-1611 was born. Gerard Johnson the Anglicised form of Gheerart Janssen

In 1568 Gerard Johnson The Elder Sculptor 1550-1611 (18) became an English citizen.

After 14 Apr 1587. Elizabethan Period monument to Edward Manners 3rd Earl Rutland 1549-1587 and Isabel Holcroft Countess Rutland 1550-1606 sculpted by Gerard Johnson The Elder Sculptor 1550-1611 in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford.

Both wearing a Ruff.

Detail of the sculpture of their only child Elizabeth Manners 15th Baroness Ros Helmsley 1575-1591 (12).

His feet resting on a Bulls Head with a chained coronet around its neck - a change from the Unicorn seen on earlier Manners effigies.

Detail of his Leg Garter and his Poleyn and Shoulder Garter.

Detail of her Ermine lined mantle and hands clasped in prayer.

Her arms quarterd 1&4 Holcroft 2 Unknown? A squirrel, possibly fox, eating what may be a nut. 3 A black bird and an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes.

On 24 Feb 1588. Elizabethan Period monument to John Manners 4th Earl Rutland 1551-1588 (37) and Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland 1553-1595 (35) in the Chancel of St Mary the Virgin Church Bottesford sculpted by Gerard Johnson The Elder Sculptor 1550-1611 (38)

Detail of the Bulls Head with a chained coronet around its neck on which his feet rest, and the Lion on which her feet rest.

Detail of the Biographical panels.

Armorial above the monument showing top row: Manners Augmented, Ros, Roet, Trusbutt [or Belvoir],
2nd Row: Beauchamp, Beaumont, Berkeley, Lisle
3rd Row: Unknown, Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350 1397, Tiptoft, Powys aka Charlton
4th Row: Badlesmere, Vaux, Todeni [Albini ancient] Arms, Daubeney.

Before 30 Jul 1611 Gerard Johnson The Elder Sculptor 1550-1611 died. He was buried at Southwark Cathedral on 30 Jul 1611.

[his son] Nicholas Johnson Sculptor -1624 was born to Gerard Johnson The Elder Sculptor 1550-1611.