Sir Richard Burton
An exhibition in collaboration with Orleans House Gallery, London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames
Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890)
by Scott Humphrey
Scott's piece makes reference to the story behind Burton's scar, which is visible in the original portrait. He has created the tent Burton used, when he was stabbed by a spear in Somalia. The interior of the tent, based on Burton's Moroccan room in his house at Trieste, contains the spear, alongside his personal effects, collected on his explorations around the world.
Sir Richard Francis Burton
by Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton