CHEERE, HENRY *#
- Born: 1703 Died: 1781
English sculptor, for whom see Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of Bristish Sculptors 1660-1851 (revised edition, 1968). For Ireland he designed and executed the memorials to Arthur St Leger, 1st Viscount Doneraile at Doneraile, Co. Cork (1759) and to Robert FitzGerald, 19th Earl of Kildare (d. 1744) in Christ Church, Cathedral, Dublin,(1) and the statue of the Duke of Cumberland, erected circa 1747, which was formerly on top of the pillar in Emmet Square, Birr, Co. Offaly.(2) The General Advertiser of 16 September 1746 carried the report that 'a curious fine monument is finished by Mr Cheere, and sent over for Ireland to be erected to the memory of the Right Hon. Theobald Viscount Mayo'; this monument has not been traced.(3)
(1) H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 40-41.
(2) C. Cooke, The Picture of Parsonstown (Dublin, 1826), 243; a proposal for the statue by John and Henry Cheere and a letter from John Cheere about the cost, dated 18 Jun 1747, are in the Birr Castle archives.
(3) See note 1, above; see also Pue's Occurrences, 4 oCT 1746.
3 work entries listed in chronological order for CHEERE, HENRY *#
|Building:||CO. OFFALY, BIRR, EMMET SQUARE, STATUE OF DUKE OF CUMBERLAND|
|Nature:||Formerly on top of pillar.|
|Refs:||Estimates, 1746-48, in PRONI T3498/B/4/1-25 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); C. Cooke, The Picture of Parsonstown (Dublin, 1826), 243.|
|Building:||CO. CORK, DONERAILE, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI)|
|Nature:||Monument to 1st Viscount Doneraile|
|Refs:||Homan Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 40|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHRISTCHURCH PLACE, CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL (CI)|
|Nature:||Monument to 19th Earl of Kildare|
|Refs:||Drawing by or after HC in V & A, 8933(26) H 13; H. Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 40; Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 336.|