John Flaxman R.A. (6 July 1755 – 7 December 1826) was a British sculptor and draughtsman, and a leading figure in British and European Neoclassicism. Early in his career he worked as a modeller for Josiah Wedgwood's pottery. He spent several years in Rome, where he produced his first book illustrations. He was a prolific maker of funerary monuments.
He was commissioned to carve Sophia's monument which is on a wall in St Leonard's Church, Streatham.
Sophia was the seventh child of Henry and Hester Thrale of "Streatham Park"