Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (London 1807 - 1889)
Art / Sculpture
850 mm (H); 1620 mm (W); 560 mm (D); 1503 mm (H); 1808 mm (W); 803 mm (D)
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Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire
Sandstone sculpture, A Sphinx by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (London 1807 - 1889), 1845. Sculpture of Sphinx couchant on double plinth by Waterhouse Hawkins, 1845. Damage to nose.
Commissioned by James Bateman, the accomplished horticulturist, and his wife Maria - who moved to Biddulph Grange from nearby Knypersley Hall in around 1840 when they redesigned the gardens with help from the artist Edward William Cooke (1811 – 1880) - from the sculptor in 1845; then given to their son in 1868 who sold the property to Robin Heath in 1871 and by descent to his son; acquired with Biddulph Grange Garden by the National Trust in 1988.
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Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (London 1807 - 1889) , sculptor