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Richard Westmacott

(1799-1872), Sculptor; son of Sir Richard Westmacott

Sitter in 3 portraits
Artist associated with 9 portraits
Sent to Italy in 1820 by his father, also a sculptor, Sir Richard Westmacott, he undertook a thorough study of the country's ancient sculpture, whilst also playing a central role in establishing the British academy in Rome. After six years Westmacott returned to London to join his father's busy studio. He was elected an Associate Royal Academician in 1838, and a full member in 1849. His diploma work, Jupiter and Ganymede, can still be seen at the Royal Academy.

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Richard Westmacott, by John Partridge - NPG 3944(4)

Richard Westmacott

by John Partridge
pencil, 1825
NPG 3944(4)

Richard Westmacott, by Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG 4026(59)

Richard Westmacott

by Alfred, Count D'Orsay
pencil and chalk, 1831
NPG 4026(59)

Richard Westmacott, by John Watkins - NPG Ax14824

Richard Westmacott

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s-early 1870s
NPG Ax14824

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