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HOPPER, HUMPHREY (fl. 1799–1834), sculptor, studied in the Royal Academy, and gained the gold medal there in 1803 for an original group of ‘The Death of Meleager.’ He had previously, in 1799 and in the two following years, exhibited some ornamental pieces of sculpture at that exhibition. In 1807 he was a competitor for the Pitt and Nelson memorials in the Guildhall. He executed some classical figures, but latterly devoted himself principally to memorial busts and monuments. An example of the latter is the public monument to Major-general Hay in St. Paul's Cathedral. Hopper exhibited for the last time in 1834.

[Redgrave's Dict. of Artists; Royal Academy Catalogues.]

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