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George Richmond (1809-1896), Portrait painter and draughtsman; son of Thomas Richmond

Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist associated with 326 portraits
Painter and miniaturist. Richmond studied at the Royal Academy Schools where he met and formed a lifelong friendship with Samuel Palmer. As a youth he became a disciple of William Blake who had a profound effect on his art. With Palmer and Edward Calvert he formed 'The Ancients', painting visionary works in the manner of Blake. Throughout this time Richmond practised as a miniaturist and this work dates to the end of his 'Ancients' period in 1830. After his marriage in 1831, Richmond concentrated on portraiture, becoming one of the most prolific portraitists of the Victorian period.

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1063

Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt

by George Richmond
black and white chalk, 1825-1850
NPG 1063

2154

Samuel Palmer

by George Richmond
pencil, pen and ink, circa 1829
NPG 2154

2223

Samuel Palmer

by George Richmond
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1829
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2223

6586

George Richmond

by George Richmond
gouache on ivory, 1830
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6586

2165

Henry Kater

by George Richmond
black and red wash, 1831
NPG 2165

4997

William Wilberforce

by George Richmond
watercolour, 1833
NPG 4997

1055

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by George Richmond
watercolour and pencil, 1834
NPG 1055

5139

Henry Hallam

by George Richmond
chalk, 1843
NPG 5139

1762

Swinburne and his sisters

by George Richmond
watercolour, 1843
NPG 1762

1065

John Newman

by George Richmond
chalk, 1844
NPG 1065

2193

Charlotte Mary Yonge

by George Richmond
watercolour and chalk, 1844
NPG 2193

1044

Samuel Rogers

by George Richmond
chalk, 1848
NPG 1044

1796

Harriet Martineau

by George Richmond
chalk, 1849
NPG 1796

2467

John Bird Sumner

by George Richmond
chalk, engraved 1849
NPG 2467

1452

Charlotte Bronte

by George Richmond
chalk, 1850
NPG 1452