Biography of James "Athenian" Stuart Sculptor 1713-1788

In 1713 James "Athenian" Stuart Sculptor 1713-1788 was born in Creed Lane Ludgate Street Ludgate.

In Apr 1758 James "Athenian" Stuart Sculptor 1713-1788 (45) was elected Fellow of the Royal Society.

On 10 Jul 1759 Catherine Blount Freeman 1737-1759 (22) died of a malignant fever. She was buried at St Andrew's Church Wimpole. Armorial Yorke Arms differencede with a crescent to indicate son of the current holder; her husband Charles Yorke 1722-1770 (36) with an inescutcheon of Freeman Arms quartered with unknown arms two lions passant guardant with a bordure engrailed.
Stylised sarcophagus in white veined marble, bearing a white inscription panel; above is an urn in brown marble against a grey background standing on a base of three steps around which are grouped three putti: two garlanding the urn while the third stands by in dejection with reversed torch; in front of the steps is a portrait medallion and at the base of the sarcophagus is an achievement of arms; signed 'JAMES STUART (46), INVT. PR. SCHEEMAKERS (68), SCULP. MDCCLXI'.

In 1756 Thomas Hudson Painter 1701-1779. Portrait of Charles Yorke 1722-1770.

On 06 Mar 1764 Philip Yorke 1st Earl Hardwicke 1690-1764 (73) died. His son Philip Yorke 2nd Earl Hardwicke 1720-1790 (43) succeeded 2nd Earl Hardwicke. Jemima Campbell 2nd Marchioness Kent 1723-1797 (40) by marriage Countess Hardwicke. Buried at St Andrew's Church Wimpole.
In 1761 Margaret Cocks Countess Hardwicke -1761 died. Buried at St Andrew's Church Wimpole.
Framed inscription panel in white marble surmounted by an enriched sarcophagus in brown veined marble against a grey obelisk to which is affixed an achievement of arms in oval frame; around the base are putti with wreaths and emblems of office; on each side, life-size figures, one of Athene; two medallions on the sarcophagus depict the Earl (73) and Countess; signed 'J. STUART (51), INVT P. SCHEEMAKERS, SCULPR (73).'

In 1756 Thomas Hudson Painter 1701-1779. Portrait of Philip Yorke 1st Earl Hardwicke 1690-1764.1763. William Hoare Painter 1707-1792. Portrait of Philip Yorke 1st Earl Hardwicke 1690-1764 wearing the Robes of Lord Keeper of the Great Seal and holding the Great Seal.1741. Allan Ramsay Painter 1713-1784. Portrait of Jemima Campbell 2nd Marchioness Kent 1723-1797.Before 1723 Godfrey Kneller Painter 1646-1723. Portrait of Margaret Cocks Countess Hardwicke -1761.

On 02 Feb 1788 James "Athenian" Stuart Sculptor 1713-1788 (75) died.

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.