Charles Cumberworth, 1811 - 1852
Rupert Gunnis in his book, Dictionary of British Sculptors, 1660 - 1851, suggests and American birthplace. This, however, is contradicted by James Mckay in his book, Western Sculptors in bronze, who states that the artist was born at Verdun, France.
His English officer father and French mother took him to Paris whilst still a child. It was there that he studied under Pradier and, in 1842, won from the Paris academy the prize that would have enabled him to study in Rome. Unfortunately, on the eve of this departure, it was discovered that he did not hold French citizenship and the award was withdrawn.