Person    | Male  Born 1795  Died 3/1/1864

William Behnes

Categories: Sculpture

Countries: Ireland

William Behnes

Born London but brought up in Dublin. Very successful and prolific sculptor but he was a difficult man with "evil habits" (which seem to have been mainly liquid) and never achieved membership of the Royal Academy. His brother Henry, also a sculptor changed his name to Burlowe to avoid the "tarnish of the name". Bankrupt he moved to 72 Charlotte Street and was found one night "in the gutter with threepence in his pocket". He was taken to Middlesex Hospital where he died.

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William Behnes

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Havelock statue

This was the first statue ever to be made from a photograph. There is a copy ...

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Nash at Church of All Souls

{On the front face of the plinth:} John Nash, 1752 - 1835, architect. {On a...

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Other Subjects

Sir Antony Mark David Gormley, OBE, RA

Sir Antony Mark David Gormley, OBE, RA

Known professionally as Antony Gormley, he is a sculptor and is most famous for 'The Angel of the North' in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. Almost all his work takes the human body as its subject, with h...

Person, Sculpture

1 memorial
Derwent Wood

Derwent Wood

Sculptor. Born Francis Derwent Wood at Eskin Place, Caslerigg, St John's, Keswick, Cumberland. His family moved to Switzerland and then Germany, where he studied and became proficient in three lang...

Person, Sculpture, Germany, Scotland, Switzerland

3 memorials
W. F. Woodington

W. F. Woodington

Born at Sutton Coldfield. Died at home at Brixton Hill.

Person, Art, Sculpture

6 memorials
William Fawke

William Fawke

Sculptor. He exhibited with the Society of Portrait Sculptors in 1978 and 1979 and had his first solo exhibition in 1982. Amongst his works are statues of Doctor Samuel Johnson and the composer Ral...

Person, Sculpture

1 memorial