Henry Weekes

Henry Weekes

Henry Weekes, RA (14 January 18071877) was an English sculptor, best known for his portraiture. He was among the most successful British sculptors of the mid-Victorian period.

Born in Canterbury, he spent most of his career in London, where he worked for William Behnes and Sir Francis Chantrey, before taking over the latter's studio on his death in 1841. His works include the first bust of Queen Victoria after her accession, a monument to Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley, statues for the Martyrs' Memorial in Oxford, and the "Manufactures" group of the Albert Memorial in London.

He was also the professor of sculpture of the Royal Academy (1868–76). His lectures, published posthumously, were described by art historian Benedict Read as "the most consistent and intelligent exposition of sculptural thinking" of his era.cite web |title = Stocker M. 'Weekes, Henry' in "Grove Art Online" |url = http://www.groveart.com/ |publisher= Oxford University Press| accessdate = 2008-03-21]

Personal life

Weekes was born at Canterbury, Kent, to Capon Weekes, a banker's clerk, and his wife, Mary Pearson. He attended the King's School of his home town.cite web |title = Stevens T. 'Weekes, Henry (1807–1877)', "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography" (2004) |url = http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/28969 |publisher= Oxford University Press| accessdate = 2008-03-17]

His younger brother was the artist, William Weekes (1856–1909).cite web |title = Weekes, Henry (English sculptor and teacher, 1807-1877) |url = http://getty.edu/vow/ULANFullDisplay?find=&role=&nation=&subjectid=500011133 |publisher= Getty Museum| accessdate = 2008-03-17] Of his own five children, Henry Weekes (fl. 1850–1884) and Herbert William Weekes (fl. 1864–1904) were both genre painters known for their animal studies, [cite web |title = "The Little Calf", Henry Weekes, Jnr., fl: 1850–1884 |url = http://www.collinsantiques.co.uk/index.php?viewitem=341 |publisher= J. Collins & Son Fine Art| accessdate = 2008-03-17] [cite web |title = "Quiet!", Herbert William Weekes fl: 1864–1904 |url = http://www.collinsantiques.co.uk/index.php?viewitem=319 |publisher= J. Collins & Son Fine Art| accessdate = 2008-03-18] [cite web |title = Artist Biography: William Weekes fl. 1864 – 1904 |url = http://www.burlington.co.uk/gallery/artist/biography?contentId=1325 |publisher= Burlington Paintings | accessdate = 2008-03-17] and Frederick Weekes (1833–1920) was an artist and expert on medieval costume and design. [cite web |title = Autumn Exhibition: Frederick Weekes (1833–1920) |url = http://www.michaelsim.com/paint/autumn.htm |publisher= Michael Sim | accessdate = 2008-03-18] A further son was John Ernest Weekes.

Retiring in May 1877, Weekes died of heart disease soon afterwards.cite web |title = Henry Weekes, R.A. |url = |publisher= Royal Academy of Arts| accessdate = 2008-03-17] His date and place of death are variously given as 28 May 1877 in London and 28 June 1877 in Ramsgate, Kent.


Weekes was apprenticed to William Behnes in London (1822–7), entering the Royal Academy Schools in 1823, where he won a silver medal for sculpture in 1826. He became an assistant to the well-known portrait sculptor, Sir Francis Chantrey, in 1827, remaining with him until Chantrey's death in 1841.

His early commissions were from his home town of Canterbury, and included busts of Stephen Lushington, MP for Canterbury and governor of Madras, and his father-in-law George Harris, Baron Harris of Seringapatam and Mysore for the Canterbury Philosophical Society. This led to a series of Indian commissions including works for St George's Cathedral, Madras. In 1838, he was the first sculptor to execute a bust of Queen Victoria, being commissioned by the queen as a gift for her mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld.cite web |title = Artists: Henry Weekes |url = http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=3482&page=1 |publisher= Getty Museum| accessdate = 2008-03-17] His sensitive depiction of the young queen established a reputation for portraiture.

On Chantrey's death, Weekes took over his studio and, at Chantrey's request, completed his unfinished works, most notably an equestrian bronze of the Duke of Wellington for the Royal Exchange.Obituary: Sir Francis Chantrey, p. 105, "The Gentleman's Magazine" (January 1842). Downloaded at: [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=QZ_kYtXn5u0C] (17 March 2008).] His subsequent career flourished; one of the most successful British sculptors of the mid-Victorian period, he left nearly £30,000 at his death. Despite the considerable success he enjoyed during his lifetime, his reputation was not long-lasting, and the rise of the New Sculpture shortly after his death led to his works being neglected.

An associate of the Royal Academy from 1851, he was elected a Royal Academician in 1863. In 1851, he won a gold medal from the Royal Society of Arts for an essay on the Great Exhibition. He was the academy's professor of sculpture from 1868 until 1876.

Key works and style

Weekes exhibited 124 works at the Royal Academy between 1828 and his death, with over a hundred being portraits. He wrote in 1852 that the objective of portraiture was "to give the eye permanently that which no history or biography will be able hereafter thoroughly to convey to the imagination." His best works achieve this aim, combining emotional impact with accurate portraiture and exemplary technique. A contemporary reviewer praised his work for its "truth of character and delicacy of expression."cite web |title = Sandby W. "The History of the Royal Academy of Arts from its Foundation in 1768 to the Present Time", p. 351–2, (Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green; 1862) |url= http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=P-IsAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA351&lpg=PA351&dq=%22henry+weekes%22&source=web&ots=X1-P2DZT6y&sig=qm5jITE7Q8RKDUPubINj3FvzQF8&hl=en#PPA352,M1 |publisher= Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green |accessdate = 2008-03-22]

Apart from the 1838 bust of Queen Victoria, his first major works were statues of Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley for George Gilbert Scott's Martyrs' Memorial in Oxford, which he completed under Chantrey's direction in 1841.cite web |title = Mottram P. The Martyrs' Memorial, Oxford |url = http://www.victorianweb.org/art/architecture/oxford/1.html |publisher= The Victorian Web| accessdate = 2008-03-19] Another early commission of an historical figure was a seated statue of Francis Bacon, which he executed for Trinity College, Cambridge in 1845.

Originally strongly influenced by Chantrey, Weekes developed a more individual style towards the end of the 1840s, introducing naturalistic detailing into his neo-classical works. Mark Stocker, an expert on Victorian sculpture, considers that "His sculpture and writings, more than any other contemporary sculptor's, embodied current beliefs in fusing classicism and realism." Weekes was, however, against what he considered excessive realism, as exemplified by his contemporary Carlo Marochetti; he always opposed the colouring of sculpture, instead applying, for example, deep undercutting.

Two funerary monuments exemplify Weekes' style from this period, and are considered his finest works. That of 1849 to Samuel Whitbread and Lady Elizabeth Whitbread, in Cardington, Bedfordshire, is executed in high relief. It depicts the couple kneeling in a pose that echoes Chantrey's monument of 1835 to Reginald Heber in St Paul's Cathedral, except that Lady Elizabeth leans against her husband's shoulder with evident affection.

His marble monument to Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1853/4) was commissioned by their son, Sir Percy Shelley, and his wife after the death of Mary Shelley. Unlike the later Shelley memorial by Onslow Ford, Weekes has chosen to include the figure of Mary Shelley. The pose echoes Michelangelo's "Pietà", with the poet cradled by an idealised figure of his mourning wife. Weekes, however, depicts not a heroic nude in the neo-classical tradition but a bloodless corpse, and realistic details, including seaweed wrapped around his arm, recall the particulars of Shelley's tragic death by drowning in Italy.cite web |title = London B. (1993) Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein", and the spectacle of masculinity "PMLA" 108: 253–267 |url = http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0030-8129%28199303%29108%3A2%3C253%3AMSFATS%3E2.0.CO%3B2-C |publisher= Modern Language Association| accessdate = 2008-03-21] The monument was the subject of contemporary critical acclaim, but St Peter's Church, Bournemouth, where Mary Shelley was buried, refused to take the work, and it was installed instead in Christchurch Priory. [cite web |title = Sunstein EW. "Mary Shelley: Romance and Reality", p. 389 (JHU Press; 1991) |url = http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=S4Q0Yv_7tawC&pg=PA389&lpg=PA389&dq=%22henry+weekes%22&source=web&ots=kpl0k3BGTK&sig=0V5tyXUyWcOFVsbV0rm5U5cDiEc&hl=en |publisher= JHU Press| accessdate = 2008-03-22 (ISBN 0801842182)]

Unlike Chantrey, Weekes executed a few ideal figures from 1850 onwards. "The Suppliant" (1850), his earliest work in this genre, secured his election as an associate of the Royal Academy. "Resting after a Run", also known as "Girl with the Hoop" (1850/1), depicts the daughter of Frederick J. Reed in an idealised picture of childhood. Like the Shelley monument, his popular work "The Young Naturalist" (1854), showing a young girl examining nature at the seaside, juxtaposes realism with idealism, with a child in an 1850s bathing suit clutching a starfish in a pose reminiscent of the crouching Venus and Venus Pudica.cite web |title = Anderson SC, Tabb BH. "Water, Leisure and Culture: European Historical Perspectives", pp. 96–98 (Berg Publishers; 2002)|url= http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=zWgu-kfGqIsC&pg=PA103&lpg=PA103&dq=%22Lectures+on+Art%22+%22henry+weekes%22&source=web&ots=uw_5bXQmRv&sig=cjeqydWDoZJ5pXtB6dejj-h1ASM&hl=en#PPA98,M1|publisher= Berg Publishers accessdate = 2008-03-22 (ISBN 1859735401)] Other works in this genre include "Sardanapalus" (1861), from Lord Byron's verse tragedy on the Assyrian king,cite web |title =Ward-Jackson P. "Public Sculpture of the City of London", p. 253 (Liverpool University Press; 2003)|url = http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=KiK0DbcUBIUC&pg=RA1-PA253&lpg=RA1-PA253&dq=%22Henry+Weekes%22&source=web&ots=SBa4y7LsDy&sig=gOkzRdLYIpoXdTInS-ZpVE_pRds&hl=en#PRA1-PA253,M1 |publisher= Liverpool University Press| accessdate = 2008-03-22 (ISBN 0853239770)] and "Luna" (1866), depicting a girl with the moon as a shield.

He also continued his early success with realistic historical figures, at that time very fashionable, with a series of works including John Hunter, after a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds, for the Royal College of Surgeons in London (1864); William Harvey, with a heart resting in his right hand, for the University Museum of Natural History in Oxford (1864); Charles II, accompanied by a spaniel, for the Palace of Westminster (1869; now in the Old Bailey); and Sir Joshua Reynolds for a garden designed by James Knowles in London's Leicester Square (1874).cite web |title = Images of England: William Shakespeare Statue 24.2.58 and fountain with busts of Hogarth, Hunter, Newton and Reynolds in garden of square, Leicester Square |url = http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/details/default.aspx?id=413725 |publisher= English Heritage| accessdate = 2008-03-21]

His most ambitious later work is the allegorical work "Manufactures" (1864–70), one of four marble groups depicting the industrial arts, for the London Albert Memorial by George Gilbert Scott. Although Weekes was not on Queen Victoria's original list of sculptors, being selected to work on the project only after John Gibson declined to participate, his group occupies the preferable south side of the finished monument. A central female figure holds an hourglass, symbolising the critical nature of time to industry, while an ironworker stands at his anvil and a potter and weaver offer their wares.cite web |title = Sheppard FHW, ed. 'Albert Memorial: The memorial', pp. 159-176, in: "Survey of London" (Vol. 38: South Kensington Museums Area) (1975) |url = http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=47524 |publisher= English Heritage| accessdate = 2008-03-17]

Lectures and writings

In his role as professor of sculpture to the Academy, Weekes delivered a series of eighteen lectures which were published posthumously as "Lectures on Art", with a biographical introduction by his son, John Ernest Weekes. Art historian Benedict Read described the "Lectures" as "the most consistent and intelligent exposition of sculptural thinking in the Victorian era". In addition to conventional topics such as composition, beauty, style, taste, idealism "versus" realism, portraiture and Greek sculpture, Weekes devoted three lectures of the series to Sir Joshua Reynolds, and one to John Gibson and his mentors, William Behnes and Sir Francis Chantrey.Weekes H, Weekes JE. "Lectures on Art, Delivered at the Royal Academy, London with Portrait, a Short Sketch of the Author's Life, and Eight Selected Photographs of his Works" (1880). Contents at: [http://books.google.com/books?id=9z530P6D2WkC] (18 March 2008).] He advised students to become "thinking men", but also advocated a practical approach to learning, "with the modelling tool in hand, and the clay to operate upon".

His gold-medal-winning essay was also published in 1852. Described in a contemporary review as "thoroughly practical",cite web |title = Fine art criticism "Irish Quarterly Review" 1–16 (March 1853) |url = http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=0IQAAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1&lpg=PA1&dq=%22Henry+Weekes%22&source=web&ots=sGywIPGvxn&sig=Xp3fFUWsRTrIa9PCCjZtcqQ-9OM&hl=en |publisher = W. B. Kelly | accessdate = 2008-03-22] it includes an exposition of the technical aspects of casting in bronze and carving in marble.



Sculptures by Weekes include:
*Sundial base, Dane John Garden, Canterbury, Kent (1829)
*Bust of George Harris, Baron Harris of Seringapatam and Mysore (1834)
*Bust of Stephen Rumbold Lushington (1834)
*Statue of James Lushington, St George's Cathedral, Madras (1836)
*Monument to George Brodrick, 4th Viscount Midleton, with figure and Perpendicular tracery, Church of St Nicholas, Peper Harow, Surrey (1836) [cite web |title = Images of England: Church of St Nicholas |url = http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/details/default.aspx?id=291582 |publisher= English Heritage| accessdate = 2008-03-21]
*Bust of Queen Victoria (1838)
*Statues in Caen stone of Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley for the Martyrs' Memorial, Oxford (1841)
*Equestrian bronze of the Duke of Wellington, Royal Exchange, London; completed work by Francis Chantrey (1841–4)
*Bust of John Wordsworth, son of Christopher Wordsworth and great-nephew of William Wordsworth, Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge (c. 1841) [cite web |title = W. W. to Henry Weekes (Letter 1527), in: Hill AG, ed. "The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: Part 4: 1841–1853" (2nd edn), p. 216 (Oxford University Press; 1939) |url = http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=eOoXWn-POBkC&pg=PA216&vq=Weekes&source=gbs_search_r&cad=0_2&sig=8vz3zbO0Q64FLZt2-hrb3CJNYNc |publisher= Oxford University Press | accessdate = 2008-03-22]
*Bust of Zachary Macaulay with medallion depicting the kneeling figure of a slave, Westminster Abbey, London (1842) [cite web |title = Westminster Abbey: From 1065 to Today: Zachary Macaulay |url = http://www.westminster-abbey.org/history-research/monuments-gravestones/people/30859 |publisher= Westminster Abbey| accessdate = 2008-03-19]
*Bronze of Lord Auckland, originally in Calcutta, now in Municipal Building, Auckland, New Zealand (1844) [cite web |title = Origins of Modern Sculpture: Culture as Export |url = http://www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/ahist/arthist222_322/5CultureAsExport.htm |publisher= University of Auckland| accessdate = 2008-03-19]
*Statue of Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley, Indian Office, London (1845) [cite web |title = Banerjee J. Statues above the Gurkha Stairs, Indian Office, Whitehall |url = http://www.victorianweb.org/art/architecture/classical/1d.html |publisher= The Victorian Web | accessdate = 2008-03-19]
*Seated Francis Bacon, Trinity College, Cambridge (1845)
*Monument to John Dent, St George's Cathedral, Madras (c. 1845)
*Memorial tablet with figure to Elizabeth Burnell, in marble and slate, Church of St Thomas à Becket, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (1846) [cite web |title = Images of England: Church of St Thomas a Becket and remains of Beauchief Abbey Church |url = http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/details/default.aspx?id=455437 |publisher= English Heritage| accessdate = 2008-03-21]
*Marble bust of an elderly lady, possibly the Countess of Dunmore (1848) [cite web |title = Art & Architecture: Conway Collections: Bust of an elderly lady, possibly the Countess of Dunmore |url = http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/conway/b01d9dc3.html |publisher= Courtauld Institute of Art| accessdate = 2008-03-18]
*Monument to Samuel Whitbread and Lady Elizabeth Whitbread, Cardington, Bedfordshire (1849) [cite web |title = Images of England: Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin |url = http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/details/default.aspx?id=36646 |publisher= English Heritage| accessdate = 2008-03-21]
*Bust of Sir George Gipps, Governor of New South Wales, in Roman garb, Canterbury Cathedral (c. 1849)cite web |title = Speel B. Canterbury |url = http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/speel/place/canter.htm |publisher= Bob Speel| accessdate = 2008-03-19]
*"The Suppliant" (1850)
*"Charity" (1850)
*Memorial tablet to Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge with bust and portraits of two orphans, Beddington Place, Wallington, Greater London (1850) [cite web |title = Images of England: Beddington Place |url = http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/details/default.aspx?id=206699 |publisher= English Heritage| accessdate = 2008-03-21]
*"Resting after a Run", also known as "Girl with the Hoop", marble figure (1850/1) [cite web |title = Henry Weekes - Past Auction Results: Girl with the Hoop |url = http://www.artnet.com/Artists/LotDetailPage.aspx?lot_id=CD427BF45B185A42 |publisher= artnet| accessdate = 2008-03-19]
*Monument to Robert Elwes, Church of St Andrew, Great Billing, Northamptonshire (1852) [cite web |title = Images of England: Great Billing Church of St Andrew |url = http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/details/default.aspx?id=231985 |publisher= English Heritage| accessdate = 2008-03-21]
*Monument to Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Christchurch Priory, Dorset (1853/4) [cite web |title = Art & Architecture: Conway Collections: Monument to Shelley |url = http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/conway/d47f2982.html |publisher= Courtauld Institute of Art| accessdate = 2008-03-18]
*"The Young Naturalist", in various versions, one at the Royal Society, Dublin, Ireland (1854) [cite web |title = Art & Architecture: Conway Collections: The Young Naturalist |url = http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/conway/d27af9f7.html |publisher= Courtauld Institute of Art| accessdate = 2008-03-18]
*"Master Beaufoy", marble (1855) [cite web |title = Henry Weekes - Past Auction Results: Master Beaufoy |url = http://www.artnet.com/Artists/LotDetailPage.aspx?lot_id=4F493DEF1FB98BD005C225560F5DBF15 |publisher= artnet| accessdate = 2008-03-19]
*Marble bust of a gentleman (1855) [cite web |title = Art & Architecture: Conway Collections: Bust of a gentleman |url = http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/conway/d0644be6.html |publisher= Courtauld Institute of Art| accessdate = 2008-03-18]
*Marble bust of a young man (1856) [cite web |title = Henry Weekes - Past Auction Results: Bust of a young man |url = http://www.artnet.com/Artists/LotDetailPage.aspx?lot_id=E1E9664670E3ED03C9F467AE71F034FA |publisher= artnet| accessdate = 2008-03-19]
*Bust of William Buckland, Westminster Abbey, London (c. 1856) [cite web |title = Westminster Abbey: From 1065 to Today: William Buckland |url = http://www.westminster-abbey.org/history-research/monuments-gravestones/people/31260 |publisher= Westminster Abbey| accessdate = 2008-03-19]
*"The Mother's Kiss", 1858
*Marble monument to Captain Thomas Pedder, who died at the Relief of Lucknow, Church of St Andrew, Preston, Lancashire (c. 1858) [cite web |title = Images of England: Church of St Andrew |url = http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/details/default.aspx?id=391905 |publisher= English Heritage| accessdate = 2008-03-21]
*Bust of Mary Seacole, Getty Center, Los Angeles, USA (1859)cite web |title = Bust of Mary Seacole |url = http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=1522 |publisher= Getty Museum| accessdate = 2008-03-17]
*Marble bust of William Buckland, Natural History Museum, London (1860) [cite web |title = Image Details: William Buckland (1784–1856) |url = http://piclib.nhm.ac.uk/piclib/www/image.php?
|publisher= Natural History Museum| accessdate = 2008-03-19
*"Sardanapalus", Egyptian Hall, Mansion House, London (1861) [cite web |title = Sardanapalus, (Statue), Mansion House |url = http://pmsa.cch.kcl.ac.uk/CL/CLCOL825.htm |publisher= Public Monument and Sculpture Association | accessdate = 2008-03-19]
*Bust of Dr Goodall, Eton (before 1862)
*Bust of Sir Robert Peel (before 1862)
*Bust of Sir Thomas Buxton, 1st Baronet (before 1862)
*Marble bust of Joseph Henry Green, President of the Royal College of Surgeons (1863) [cite web |title = Art & Architecture: Conway Collections: Bust of Joseph Henry Green |url = http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/conway/3a699baf.html |publisher= Courtauld Institute of Art| accessdate = 2008-03-18]
*Statue of John Hunter, Royal College of Surgeons, London (1864)cite web |title = Art & Architecture: Conway Collections: Statue of John Hunter |url = http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/conway/b9bca970.html |publisher= Courtauld Institute of Art| accessdate = 2008-03-18]
*Statue in Caen stone of William Harvey, University Museum of Natural History, Oxford (1864)cite web |title = The statues in the court |url = http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/learning/htmls/statues.htm |publisher= Oxford University Museum of Natural History| accessdate = 2008-03-17] [cite web |title = Art & Architecture: Conway Collections: Statue of William Harvey |url = http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/conway/71ec729f.html |publisher= Courtauld Institute of Art| accessdate = 2008-03-18]
*Monument to William Whitmore, St Andrew's Church, Quatt, Shropshire (1864) [cite web |title = Newman J, Pevsner N. "Shropshire", p. 483 (Yale University Press; 2006) |url = http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=3Zqbit3opjQC&pg=RA1-PA483&vq=Weekes&source=gbs_search_r&cad=1_1&sig=IRg-jtp2i9V6zY_8fPxLqkUuGEQ |publisher= Yale University Press| accessdate = 2008-03-22 (ISBN 0300120834)]
*"Manufactures", Albert Memorial, London (1864–70)
*Stone sculpture of William Mulready, Tate (1866)cite web |title = List works: Henry Weekes (1807–1877) |url = http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ArtistWorks?cgroupid=999999961&artistid=591&page=1 |publisher= Tate Collection| accessdate = 2008-03-17]
*"Luna", Royal Museum, Canterbury, Kent (1866) [cite web |title = Art & Architecture: Conway Collections: Luna |url = http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/conway/742b95fa.html |publisher= Courtauld Institute of Art| accessdate = 2008-03-18]
* Busts of Sir Randolph Crewe and Nathaniel Crew, 3rd Baron Crew, Crewe Hall, Cheshire (c. 1866–70) [Pevsner N, Hubbard E. "The Buildings of England: Cheshire", p. 194, (Penguin Books; 1971) (ISBN 0 14 071042 6).]
*Stone sculpture of Thomas Stothard, Tate (1868)
*Charles II, Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London (1869)
*Marble bust of George Jones, RA, Royal Academy (1870)cite web |title = Bust of George Jones, R.A. |url =$03/1850%20index%20mus_obj_parts=.&_IXMAXHITS_=1&_IXSPFX_=full/t |publisher= Royal Academy of Arts| accessdate = 2008-03-17]
*Marble bust of Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, Royal Society of Edinburgh (1871) [cite web |title = Waterston C. Portraits on display at the Royal Society of Edinburgh |url = http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/archive/portraits.pdf |publisher= Royal Society of Edinburgh| accessdate = 2008-03-19]
*Marble bust of Doctor Mead, St Thomas' Hospital, London (1871) [cite web |title = Art & Architecture: Conway Collections: Bust of Doctor Mead |url = http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/conway/7b0cc2e5.html |publisher= Courtauld Institute of Art| accessdate = 2008-03-18]
*Marble bust of John Flint South, St Thomas' Hospital, London (1872) [cite web |title = Art & Architecture: Conway Collections: Bust of John Flint South |url = http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/conway/0023ac8e.html |publisher= Courtauld Institute of Art| accessdate = 2008-03-18]
*Limestone bust of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Leicester Square, London (1874) [cite web |title = Sir Joshua Reynolds bust |url = http://www.londonremembers.com/memorial/?hmenu=&id=258 |publisher= London Remembers| accessdate = 2008-03-19] [cite web |title = Sir Joshua Reynolds - The President loses his chin |url = http://www.pmsa.org.uk/sos/gallery/reynolds.htm |publisher= Public Monuments & Sculpture Association| accessdate = 2008-03-19]
*Marble bust of Edmund Hammond, Foreign Office, London (1874) [cite web |title = Art & Architecture: Conway Collections: Bust of Edmund Hammond |url = http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/conway/eeba71e0.html |publisher= Courtauld Institute of Art| accessdate = 2008-03-18] [cite web |title = Government Art Collection: Edmund Hammond, 1st Baron (1802–90) Diplomat |url = http://www.gac.culture.gov.uk/search/Object.asp?object_key=21832 |publisher= UK government (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) | accessdate = 2008-03-19]
*Statues of John Flaxman and Raphael, Burlington House, London (1874) [cite web |title = Sheppard FHW (ed). 'Burlington House', pp. 390–429, in: "Survey of London": Vols 31, 32: "St James Westminster, Part 2" (1963) |url = http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41482 |publisher= English Heritage | accessdate = 2008-03-19]
*Statues of Thomas Linacre, William Harvey and Thomas Sydenham, Royal College of Physicians, London (1876) [cite web |title = Osler Library Newsletter: The Linacre, Harvey and Sydenham Triptych (October 1976) |url = http://www.mcgill.ca/files/osler-library/No23October1976.pdf |publisher= McGill University| accessdate = 2008-03-19]
*Stone sculpture of John Flaxman, Tate (date unknown)
*Marble bust of William Cheselden, St Thomas' Hospital, London (date unknown) [cite web |title = Art & Architecture: Conway Collections: Bust of William Cheselden |url = http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/conway/f31113a2.html |publisher= Courtauld Institute of Art| accessdate = 2008-03-18]
*Bust of John Locke, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA (date unknown) [cite web |title = Northwestern University Library: Art in the Eloise W. Martin Reading Room |url = http://www.library.northwestern.edu/art/read_rm_art.html |publisher= Northwestern University | accessdate = 2008-03-19]


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  • Henry Weekes — Henry Weekes, RA (14 de enero de 1807 – 1877) fue un escultor inglés, principalmente reconocido por sus retratos. Se encuentra entre los escultores más exitosos del periodo victoriano. Nacido en Canterbury, realizó la mayor parte de sus obras en… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Weekes — is a surname, and may refer to:* Claire Weekes * Dan Weekes Hannah * Everton Weekes * Henry Weekes * Kevin Weekes * Liz Weekes * Paul Weekes * William Weekesee also* Weeks * Wickssurname …   Wikipedia

  • Weekes — This unusual English name, which is also found as Wikes, Wicks, Wix, etc, can be either topographical or locational in origin. If the former, it denoted someone who lived in an outlying settlement attached to a larger village, the derivation… …   Surnames reference

  • Henry Mayr-Harting — Professor Henry Maria Robert Egmont Mayr Harting was Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History in the University of Oxford and Lay Canon of Christ Church, Oxford from 1997 until 2003.On 6 April 1936 Henry Maria Robert Egmont Mayr Harting was… …   Wikipedia

  • William Weekes — (died October 11 1806) was a lawyer and political figure in Upper Canada.He was born in Ireland and came to the United States, later settling at York (Toronto) in 1798. He campaigned on behalf of Henry Allcock in 1800 and apparently arranged to… …   Wikipedia

  • Albert Memorial — The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, London, England, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861.The memorial …   Wikipedia

  • List of sculptors — This is a partial list of sculptors.compactTOC2 NOTOC A*Wäinö Aaltonen (1894 1966) *Magdalena Abakanowicz (1930 ) *Yaacov Agam (1928 ) *Agasias *Benjamin Paul Akers (1825 1861) *Aleijadinho Antonio Francisco Lisboa (1730 or 1738 1814) *Károly… …   Wikipedia

  • Francis Leggatt Chantrey — Autoportrait, 1810 Naissance 7 avril  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Francis Leggatt Chantrey — Self portrait of Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey, c. 1810. Sir Francis Leg(g)att Chantrey (7 April 1781 – 25 November 1841) was an English sculptor of the Georgian era. He left the Chantrey Bequest or Chantrey Fund for the purchase of works of art… …   Wikipedia

  • Francis Legatt Chantrey — Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey (April 7, 1782 ndash;November 25, 1841), was an English sculptor of the Georgian era.He was born at Norton near Sheffield, where his father, a carpenter, had a small farm. His father died when he was eight; and his… …   Wikipedia