Biography of Henry Weekes 1807-1877


On 14 Jan 1807 Henry Weekes 1807-1877 was born in Canterbury, Kent.

After 1837 William Behnes 1795-1864 was tutor to Henry Weekes 1807-1877 and Thomas Woolner 1825-1892.

Before 1841 Henry Weekes 1807-1877 worked for William Behnes 1795-1864 and Francis Leggatt Chantrey 1781-1841.

In 1841 Henry Weekes 1807-1877 (33) took over the studio of Francis Leggatt Chantrey 1781-1841 (59) .

In 1877 Henry Weekes 1807-1877 (69) died.

Monument to Percy Bysshe Shelley. Christchurch Priory, Christchurch, Dorset. Sculpted by Henry Weekes 1807-1877. The monument verse forty of fifty-five of Shelley's Adonaïs: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats, Author of Endymion, Hyperion, etc:
He has out-soared the shadow of our night;
Envy and calumny, and hate and pain,
And that unrest which men miscall delight,
Can touch him not and torture not again;
From the contagion of the world's slow stain
He is secure, and now can never mourn
A heart grown cold, a head grown gray in vain;
Nor when the spirit's self has ceased to burn,
With sparkless ashes load an unlamented urn.


Henry Weekes 1807-1877