Le Keux, John Henry (DNB01)
LE KEUX, JOHN HENRY (1812–1896), architectural engraver and draughtsman, son of John Le Keux [q. v.], was born in Argyll Street, Euston Road, London, on 23 March, 1812. After studying under James Basire [see under Basire, Isaac, 1704–1768], he worked for a time as assistant to his father. He engraved the plates for many works of an architectural character, including Ruskin's 'Modern Painters' and 'Stones of Venice,' Weale's 'Studies and Examples of English Architecture' (Travellers' Club), 1839; C. H. Hartshorne's 'Illustrations of Alnwick, Prudhoe, and Warkworth,' 1857; and Parker's 'Mediæval Architecture of Chester,' 1858. The Norwegian government employed him to execute thirty-one large plates of Trondhjem cathedral. Between 1853 and 1865 Le Keux exhibited architectural drawings at the Royal Academy. He contributed papers on mediæval arms and armour to the 'Journal of the Archæological Institute' and similar publications. About 1864 he retired to Durham, where for many years he acted as manager to Messrs. Andrews, a firm of publishers with which his wife was connected. His latest work was the 'Oxford Almanack' for 1870. He died at Durham on 4 Feb. 1896, and was buried in St. Nicholas's Church in that city.
[Athenæum, 15 Feb. 1896.]