Peart, Charles (DNB00)

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PEART, CHARLES (fl. 1778–1798), sculptor, first appears as an exhibitor at the Royal Academy in 1778, sending in that and the four following years various models in wax. In 1782 he obtained the gold medal of the Royal Academy for a group of ‘Hercules and Omphale.’ In 1784 he exhibited a plaster model of ‘Prometheus,’ and in later years was largely employed on monumental work, either in the style of classical or allegorical friezes, or memorial busts. He had a studio in the New (now the Euston) Road, in the vicinity of the chief stoneyards in that locality. The date of his death has not been ascertained, but he exhibited for the last time at the Royal Academy in 1798.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Graves's Dict. of Artists, 1760–1880; Royal Academy Cat.]

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