National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

4 Lead Putti


Type Statue

     4 small lead putti, 1 boy and 3 girls. 1) Female - right hand on hip, weight on right leg, left hand holds a rose to her nose, overturned vase and flowers at her feet. 2) Female - weight on right leg, right hand raised to forehead, left hand holding a small garland of roses. 3) Male - wearing a hat and boots, left hand holding a bird. 4)Female - weight on left leg, both hands holding objects (fruit or fircone?), left hand one broken off. All mounted on small stone plinths on either side of steps leading down to pond.
     Purchased at sale in Epsom 1909. Described as C17th at time of sale, but considered unlikely by HC curators. Bears some stylistic resemblance to figures produced by John Cheere c. 1750, and may have been part of Van Nost's catalogue which John Cheere partly inherited.
     Allegorical - precise meaning not known.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Not known, None Artist

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
None Lead (1) 80 cms 9h) x 30 cms (w) x 23 cms (d)
None Lead (2) 71 cms (h) x 33 cms (w) x 32 cms (d)
None Lead (3) 73 cms (h) x 31 cms (w) x 29 cms (d)
Putti (each) Lead (4) 75 cms (h) x 33 cms (w) x 36 cms (d)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Don't know
Surface condition
  • Bird guano
  • Other
  • Previous treatments
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Road Hampton Court Road
Precise location Pond Garden, Hampton Court Palace
A-Z ref p.20, A1
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design C17-18th
Year of unveiling 1909
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Royal Collections
Listing status Don't know
At risk? Not at risk

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