Humphrey Hopper (1767- circa 1842) attended the Royal Academy Schools in 1801 and was awarded a Gold Medal in 1803 for a group of The Death of Meleager. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1799 and 1834. His best known work is probably the monument to General Hay in St. Paul's Cathedral, commissioned by the Government in 1814. Although Hopper was the author of many sculptures of monumental form, he also successfully produced a wide variety of ornamental figures, busts, statues, torcheres, candelabra and clocks, for which he is principally known today.
R. Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851, rev. ed., London, n.d., p. 209