Artist biography

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.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I