carved two figures on the water-stairs of Somerset-house, and a statue of Jupiter. And he altered and covered the king's statues, which, during the troubles, were thrust into Whitehall-garden, and which it seems were too heathenishly____________________
"For the Scrivener
"To prepare a draught for the right Honnorable Lord Weston Lord Hey Tre- sorier of England, for an agreement made with one Hubert Le Sueur for the casting of a Horse in Brasse bigger then a greate Horse by a foot; and the figure of his Maj. King Charles proportionable full six foot, which the aforesaide Hubert Le Sueur is to perform with all the skill and workmanship as lieth in his powwer, and not onley shall be obliged to employ at the saide Worcke such worckmen onder his direction as shall be skilfull able and caerful for all parts of the Worcke but also to cast the said W orcke of the best Yealouw and red copper and caerfully pro- vide for the strengtning and fearme ophouldinge of the same, one the Pedestall were itt is to stand one, at Roehampton in the right Hand the Lord Hey Tresorier his garden.
"The saide Sueur is also to make a perfect modell of the saide Worcke, of the same bigness as the copper shall be, in the making wereof he shall take the advice of his Maj. Ridders of greate Horses, as well for the Shaep of the Horsse and action as for the graesfull shaepe and action of his Maj. figure one the same. Which beeinge performed, with the approbation of his Majt. and content of his Lordp., the afore saide Le Sueur is to have for the intyre worck and full finisheing of the same in copper and setting in the place where it is to stand, the somme of six hundred pounds to be paied to him in manner followinge.
" Fifty pounds att the insealing of the contractt. Three Moneths after (by which tyme the Modell is to finished, and approvved by his Maj. and his Lords) hundred pound more. When the worcke shall be readdy to be cast in copper, is to receave two hundred pound more.
" When it appeered to be perfectly cast, then is to receave hundred and fifty pound more. And when the worke is fully and perfectly finisshed and sett at Roe- hampton, the last remaining hundred pound. Which worcke the said Sueur onder- taketh to performe in achtien moneth, the time beginning the day the covenant shall be dated."
The facts stated in the text show that this statue, if that at Charing-cross is alluded to, was executed under different circumstances from those noticed in the above copy of agreement.
The two following documents are also interesting:—
" 17 of Junii 1638.
"I Hubert Le Sueur sculptor have bargained with the Kinges Matie of Great Britaine to cast in brasse two statues of five footes and 8 inches high. One that representeth our late Souveraine Lord Kinge James and the other our Souveraine Lord Kinge Charles for the summe of 340li of good and lawfull money of England to be paid in this manner vizt 170li before hand and the other 170li when the work shall be finished and delivered to the surveyor of his Maties Works in March ensuinge, and the said Hubert Le Sueur is to receive the aforesaid summes wthout paying any Fees for the Receipt thereof.
HUBER LE SUEUR.
" I was present and wittness to this bargain.
" INIGO JONES.
" Your Royall Matie is most humbly besought gratiously to give order for the pay- ment of one hundred pounds for a mercury delivered for her Maties Fountain.