Harry BATES 1850–1899
Sculptor of classical subjects, portrait busts and monuments. Born 2 June 1850 at Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Apprenticed as a carver to Messrs Farmer & Brindley 1869–79. Studied for three months at the Lambeth School under Jules Dalou 1879 and from 1881 at the R.A. Schools; won a Travelling Scholarship and Gold Medal 1883; worked under Rodin in Paris. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1884; A.R.A. 1892. Died at St John's Wood, London, 31 January 1899. Principal works include a statue of Queen Victoria at Dundee and an equestrian figure of Lord Roberts for Calcutta. His grandson is the sculptor Trevor Bates.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I