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Richard Samuel (active 1770-died 1787)

Artist of 2 portraits
Richard Samuel, portrait painter, entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1770. He showed five works there and became assistant secretary in 1779, a post he held until his death. In 1786 Samuel published a short pamphlet Remarks on the Utility of Drawing and Painting.

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Portraits in the Characters of the Muses in the Temple of Apollo

by Richard Samuel
oil on canvas, exhibited 1779
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4905


Robert Pollard

by Richard Samuel
oil on canvas, 1784
NPG 1020