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Richard Ford (1796-1858), Known as 'Spanish Ford'; critic and traveller

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Richard Ford graduated from Trinity College, Oxford, in 1817, and was afterward called to the Bar, but never practiced. He spent four years travelling in Spain and in 1845 published his Handbook for Travellers in Spain, in two volumes. A second edition (1847) was in one volume, and the material left out was published in Gatherings from Spain (1846). Ford also contributed important papers on Spanish art to the Quarterly Review and other periodicals. He wrote letterpress for several art works, notably the Tauromachia (1852) of Lake Price.

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Richard Ford

after Antonio Chatelain
oil on canvas, (1840)
NPG 1888