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Richard Rothwell (1800-1868), Painter

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 11 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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1440

William Farren

by Richard Rothwell
oil on canvas, circa 1829
NPG 1440

21

William Huskisson

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

21

William Huskisson

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

1450

Unknown man, formerly known as Michael William Balfe

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

1235

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

by Richard Rothwell
oil on canvas, exhibited 1840
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1235

D36414

William Huskisson

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

D2149

Du Pré Alexander, 2nd Earl of Caledon

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

D20848

George Field

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

D36228

R.W. Wynne

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

D19665

William Huskisson

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