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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Robert Easton (d. 1722)

Apprenticed to Charles Cotton. In 1708 he had a yard in Bow Street, Covent Garden. He was mason to the Fishmongers’ Company, for whom he executed in 1721 a statue of James Hulbert for the Company’s almshouses in Newington Butts. This statue now stands at the back of Fishmongers’ Hall in the City of London. Easton’s widow appears to have carried on her husband’s business after his death.

Bibliography (updated 2024): Minutes of the Fishmongers’ Company in the Guildhall Library, London; I. Roscoe et al, A Biographical Dictionary of Sculptors in Britain 1660–1851, New Haven and London, 2009, p. 403; P. Ward-Jackson, Public Sculpture of the City of London, Liverpool, 2003, pp. 111–12.

Philip Ward-Jackson, 2003