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

Creations i

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

Pangolin Editions

Pangolin Editions

A foundry which casts and fabricates sculpture.

Group, Craft / Design, Sculpture

1 memorial
Eric Kennington

Eric Kennington

Artist and sculptor. Born Chelsea.  Served on the Western Front in WW1 and was invalided out in June 1915.

Person, Sculpture

1 memorial
Mabey & Co

Mabey & Co

Mapping Sculpture explains that this was "Active: 1878 - 1900" and "A successful business run by three generations of the same family: James Mabey (1812-83), Charles Henry Mabey (1836-1912) and Cha...

Group, Sculpture

1 memorial
Keziah Burt

Keziah Burt

Sculptor. From her website: "I am a professional figurative artist and teacher living and working in Bristol with my young family. I am passionate about creating bespoke sculptures for my clients i...

Person, Sculpture

1 memorial