BATES, HARRY (1850-1899), British sculptor, was born at Stevenage, Herts, on April 26 185o. He began his career as a carver's assistant. In 1879 he came to London, studied first at the Lambeth School of Art and then at the Royal Academy schools, where in 1883 he won the gold medal and the travelling scholarship of 1200 with his relief of "Socrates teaching the People in the Agora." Going to Paris he studied under Rodin. A head and three small bronze panels (the "Odyssey"), executed by Bates in Paris, were exhibited at the Royal Academy. His "Aeneas" (1885), "Homer" (1886), three "Psyche" panels, and "Rhodope" (188 7) all showed marked advance in form and dignity; and in 1892, alter the exhibition of his vigorously de signed "Hounds in Leash," Bates was elected A.R.A. This and his "Pandora," in marble and ivory, which was bought in the same year for the Chantrey Bequest, are in the Tate Gallery, London. Among his portrait busts are the equestrian statue of Lord Roberts (1896) in Calcutta and a statue of Queen Victoria in Dundee. But his masterpiece was an allegorical pre sentment of "Love and Life." Bates died in London on Jan. 3o, 1899.