“...these magnificent beasts, with their distinct air of pathos...“ (John Davis, Antique Garden Ornament) were originally carved in stone for Lord Burlington's house in Chiswick, c. 1738. John Cheere made several full size copies in lead during the third quarter of the eighteenth century. There are pairs at Quenby Hall, Castle Hill, West Wycombe, Heaton Hall, Angelsey Abbey and Ince Blundell. It was from one of these that Bulbeck took moulds.