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.