Banks, Thomas

Banks, Thomas,

1735–1805, English neoclassical sculptor, studied at the Royal Academy. A traveling scholarship enabled him to study in Rome from 1772 to 1779. In 1781 he went to Russia, where Catherine II bought his Cupid Catching a Butterfly and commissioned his Armed Neutrality. On his return to England he executed numerous monuments and portrait busts; many are in English churches. Monuments to Isaac Watts, Sir Eyre Coote, and William Woollett are in Westminster Abbey.


See his Annals (ed. by C. F. Bell, 1938).

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Face to Face (producer) -- Starring Jim Cody Williams, Madchen Amick, Scott Baio, Doug Ballard, Jonathan Banks, Thomas Calabro.
STOKE: Banks, Thomas, Marteinsson, Shtanuk, Marcus Hall, Gudjonsson, Gunnarsson, O'Connor, Greenacre, Iwelumo, Mills.
The High Street banks, Thomas Cook and American Express plan to issue euro travellers' cheques in the new year when the single currency starts working, alongside the 11 national currencies, but only in commercial dealings.