Biography of Thomas Banks 1735-1805

 St Andrew's Church, Wimpole St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne

Thomas Banks 1735-1805 is in Sculptors.

On 29 Dec 1735 Thomas Banks was born.

Around 1755 Thomas Banks (age 19), in his spare time, spent his evenings at the studio of sculptor Peter Scheemakers (age 64).

In 1784 Thomas Banks (age 48) was elected Associate of the Royal Academy.

In 1785 Thomas Banks (age 49) was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy.

In 1789 Thomas Banks (age 53) completed his work Shakespeare Attended by Painting and Poetry for which he was paid 500 guineas. It was originally installed to a recess in the upper façade of John Boydell's new Shakespeare Gallery in Pall Mall. In 1871 it was relocated the garden of New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon.

After 16 May 1790. St Andrew's Church, Wimpole [Map]. Monument to Philip Yorke 2nd Earl of Hardwicke (deceased). White marble stele carved in bold relief with a kneeling female mourner garlanding an urn; signed 'T. BANKS, R.A. SCULPT.' (age 54).

After 19 Mar 1791. Monument to Penelope Boothby (deceased) at St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne [Map] sculpted by Thomas Banks (age 55). Her epitaph reads "She was in form and intellect most exquisite. The unfortunate Parents ventured their all on this frail Bark. And the wreck was total."

Penelope Boothby: On 11 Apr 1785 she was born to Brooke Boothby 6th Baronet in Lichfield, Staffordshire. On 19 Mar 1791 Penelope Boothby died at Ashbourne Hall, Derbyshire. She was buried in St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne.

On 02 Feb 1805 Thomas Banks (age 69) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Paddington.