To send a message simply fill out the form below.
Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Commedia Dell~Arte after John Cheere"
|If you do NOT want to receive newsletters from us regarding the antiques trade, please UNCHECK this box.|
To send this page to a friend, fill out the form below..
Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
John Cheere (1709-1787) was first in partnership with his brother Sir Henry Cheere, but took over John Nost's yard and his moulds for lead figures in about 1739. Until his death in 1787 he was the leading producer of lead statuary as well as working in plaster.
During the 18th century, masked balls took place in Arcadian settings of country houses or in London's Ranelagh and Vauxhall pleasure gardens. Immensely popular, they were attended by fashionable society, perhaps dressed in the costume of the commedia dell~arte, or the ladies could be dressed as milkmaids, fruit or flower girls. These four cabinet bronzes reflect just such characters and stand upon plinths copied from a design used for the lead garden statuary of this same period. English circa 1760.
h:8.75 in x d:2 in x w:2 in