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Richard Rothwell

(1800-1868), Painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 12 portraits
Rothwell was trained at the Dublin Society's school of art. His early success can be measured by the fact that he was made a member of the newly founded Royal Hibernian Academy when only twenty-four years old. In 1828 he moved to London where he exhibited at the Royal Academy. He continued to exhibit portraits at the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Academy, but in 1831 decided that he needed more exposure to Italian art. After three years in Italy, he returned to London only to be met with indifference. He lived in Ireland, the United States of America, London, and Italy. Rothwell produced highly accomplished portraits for twenty years, after which he turned to subject pictures.

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William Farren, by Richard Rothwell - NPG 1440

William Farren

by Richard Rothwell
oil on canvas, circa 1829
NPG 1440

William Huskisson, replica by Richard Rothwell, after  Richard Rothwell - NPG 21

William Huskisson

replica by Richard Rothwell, after Richard Rothwell
oil on canvas, circa 1831 (1830)
NPG 21

Unknown man, formerly known as Michael William Balfe, attributed to Richard Rothwell - NPG 1450

Unknown man, formerly known as Michael William Balfe

attributed to Richard Rothwell
oil on canvas, circa 1840
NPG 1450

William Huskisson, by Thomas Hodgetts, published by  Martin Colnaghi, after  Richard Rothwell - NPG D36414

William Huskisson

by Thomas Hodgetts, published by Martin Colnaghi, after Richard Rothwell
mezzotint, published August 1832 (1830)
NPG D36414

Sir Gore Ouseley, 1st Bt, by Henry Richard Cook, published by  Fisher Son & Co, after  Richard Rothwell - NPG D47376

Sir Gore Ouseley, 1st Bt

by Henry Richard Cook, published by Fisher Son & Co, after Richard Rothwell
stipple engraving, published 1833
NPG D47376

Du Pré Alexander, 2nd Earl of Caledon, by Charles Turner, after  Richard Rothwell - NPG D2149

Du Pré Alexander, 2nd Earl of Caledon

by Charles Turner, after Richard Rothwell
mezzotint, published 1840
NPG D2149

George Field, by David Lucas, after  Richard Rothwell - NPG D20848

George Field

by David Lucas, after Richard Rothwell
mezzotint, 1845 (1839)
NPG D20848

R.W. Wynne, by Henry Cousins, after  Richard Rothwell - NPG D36228

R.W. Wynne

by Henry Cousins, after Richard Rothwell
mezzotint, before 1864
NPG D36228

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William Huskisson

by Thomas Hodgetts, published by Martin Colnaghi, after Richard Rothwell
mezzotint, published August 1832
NPG D19665

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