Andrew Carpenter (c.1677 - London 1737)
One of a set of six lead statues depicting ancient Greek and Roman figures; original to the house. A statue depicting Venus, a female figure wearing a piece of clothing tied around her waist. She is standing, holding a shawl with her left hand that is billowing above her head.
Original to the house. This statue was either installed and supplied by Andries Carpentiere at the same time as the two on the East Front, which came to Lyme from London in 1732; or it was brought to Lyme by a wagon team from Bank Quay, nr Warrington, 25 miles away (taken from Lyme Park guide book, 2000 P.9) (see General Note).
Makers and roles
Andrew Carpenter (c.1677 - London 1737) , sculptor