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George Richmond

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

Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist associated with 325 portraits
Painter and miniaturist. Richmond studied at the Royal Academy Schools where he met and formed a lifelong friendship with Samuel Palmer. With Edward Calvert and Palmer he formed The Ancients, who painted visionary landscape in the manner of William Blake. After his marriage in 1831, Richmond concentrated on portraiture, becoming one of the most prolific portraitists of the Victorian period.

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Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt, by George Richmond - NPG 1063

Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Bt

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

Samuel Palmer, by George Richmond - NPG 2154

Samuel Palmer

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

Samuel Palmer, by George Richmond - NPG 2223

Samuel Palmer

by George Richmond
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1829
NPG 2223

George Richmond, by George Richmond - NPG 6586

George Richmond

by George Richmond
gouache on ivory, 1830
NPG 6586

Henry Kater, by George Richmond - NPG 2165

Henry Kater

by George Richmond
black and red wash, 1831
NPG 2165

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill, by George Richmond - NPG 1055

Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill

by George Richmond
watercolour and pencil, 1834
NPG 1055

Charlotte Mary Yonge, by George Richmond - NPG 2193

Charlotte Mary Yonge

by George Richmond
watercolour and chalk, 1844
NPG 2193

John Bird Sumner, by George Richmond - NPG 2467

John Bird Sumner

by George Richmond
chalk, engraved 1849
NPG 2467

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Ann Kennedy Smith

9 February 2017, 11:54

George Richmond was a friend of the writer EM Forster's great-aunt Marianne Thornton (1787-1887) and several of his portraits are reproduced in Forster's 1956 biography of her (see details below)

Gordon Balderston

20 July 2016, 13:24

A box containing bundles of letters and other papers relating to the artist George Richmond (1809-1896) - his effects, estate, works, friends, etc.. - is held at City of Westminster Archives Centre as ACC 761/31 (being box 7 of 7).

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