2 of 5 portraits of Samuel Palmer
by George Richmond
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1829
3 1/4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (83 mm x 70 mm)
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Artistback to top
- George Richmond (1809-1896), Portrait painter and draughtsman; son of Thomas Richmond. Artist associated with 325 portraits, Sitter in 14 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This image by Palmer's friend, the visionary artist George Richmond, depicts Palmer as idealised and Christ-like.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Holmes, Richard; Crane, David; Woof, Robert; Hebron, Stephen, Romantics and Revolutionaries: Regency portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, 2002, p. 77
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 356
- Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 101
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 477
- Schama, Simon, The Face of Britain: The Nation Through its Portraits, 2015-09-15, p. 392
- Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 75
- Walker, Richard, Miniatures: 300 Years of the English Miniature, 1998, p. 109
Events of 1829back to top
Current affairsMetropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.
Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.
Art and scienceSuccess of George Stephenson's Rocket steam engine at Rainhill Trials.
First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs.
Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.
First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.