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Christopher Codrington (1668–1710)
Christopher Codrington (1668–1710)
Christopher Codrington (1668–1710)
Christopher Codrington (1668–1710)
Christopher Codrington (1668–1710)
Christopher Codrington (1668–1710)

Photo credit: All Souls College, Oxford

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This statue of Christopher Codrington by Sir Henry Cheere was completed in 1734 to commemorate Codrington’s bequest of his library of books and £10,000 to establish and stock a new college library at All Souls College, Oxford. Codrington’s wealth derived principally from sugar plantations established and developed by his father and grandfather in Antigua, Barbados, and Barbuda. These plantations were worked by slaves. He was educated at Oxford and became a Fellow of All Souls in 1690. The sculpture is a variant of Cheere’s figure for the tomb of the 1st Duke of Ancaster at Edenham, Lincolnshire which was erected in 1728. This work was produced at a cost of £148 9s 6d.

All Souls College, University of Oxford

Oxford


Date

1734

Medium

marble

Accession number

ART42

Acquisition method

commissioned

Work type

Statue


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All Souls College, University of Oxford

27 High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4AL England

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