Thomas Banks

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Birthday
29, 1735
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 2, 1805 (69)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1735
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 2, 1805 (69)

About

English sculptor who made engravings and marble bas relief pieces. He sculpted Achilles Mourning the Loss of Briseis.

Before Fame

He worked at sculpture and spent his evenings in the studio of the Flemish sculptor Peter Scheemakers.

Trivia

His best-known work is probably the colossal group of Shakespeare attended by Painting and Poetry.

Family Life

His father was a surveyor who was land steward to the Duke of Beaufort.

Associated With

He created a sculpture of playwright William Shakespeare.