Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire is a project launched in 2018, with only a few churches included at the moment.

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Humphrey Hopper

Hopper was the son of Humprey and Margaret Hopper and was baptised on 22 March 1765 at Wolsingham, Durham. Not much is known of his private life, but he seems to have remained single all his life. It is said that he first trained as a mason, but changed to sculpture later on and only started at the Royal Academy Schools in 1801. His contribution to the Royal Academy ranged from busts to chimney pieces and from classical figures to monuments. Hopper died on 27 May 1844 and was buried at Kensal Green on 3 June.

 One Church with features by Humphrey Hopper - Sculptor

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St Mary the Virgin Addington †1798 Monument to Anne Busby, born 1708, the daughter of Rev Thomas Busby. Woman kneels below 2 urns. Sculptor was Humphrey Hopper.
Closer view of Woman and Urns.
The Inscription and Arms.
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Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

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