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

Faith Winter

Faith Winter

Faith Weamy Beatrice Ashe was born in August 1927. Electoral registers from 1949 to 1954 list her living at Keston Cottage, The Street, Puttenham, Guildford, Surrey. Also on the registers at this a...

Person, Sculpture

3 memorials
MDM Props

MDM Props

From their website: "MDM works with Artists and Galleries from across the globe, fabricating artworks in a multitude of materials to the highest standards. We work closely with each artist to under...

Group, Craft / Design, Sculpture

5 memorials
Theodore Spicer Simson

Theodore Spicer Simson

Sculptor and medallist. On the page about his brother, Geoffrey, Wikipedia says "The eldest {sibling}, Theodore Spicer-Simson, became a world-famous medallion portrait artist, moving between France...

Person, Sculpture, France, USA

1 memorial
F. V. Blundstone

F. V. Blundstone

Sculptor.  Born Switzerland in an English family.  Seems to have specialised in war memorials. Active during the period 1919-1929, at least.

Person, Sculpture, Switzerland

2 memorials
Nick	Roberson

Nick Roberson

Sculptor. Born London.

Person, Sculpture

1 memorial