There are four classical statutes (terms) in the gardens at Belgrave Hall, Leicester The LRGT Research Group has been asked to try to help to identify what classical figures they represent.
John Throsby, the historian, mentioned them in his book “The Supplementary Volume to the Leicestershire Views containing a series of excursions in the year 1790 to the Villages and Places of Note in the County”
He described them as follows: “in the gardens belonging to this house are some statues brought from by Colonel Hewitt…. Among some others, I believe sixteen in all, large as life are, Diana, Flora, Ceres, Hercules, Venus, a satyr, a Turk and his consort, two Emperors and a Pope”.
We cannot see any obvious clues in dress or ornamentation to link any of these four statues to this list.
If you have any suggestions, do please contact us.