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George Richmond

(1809-1896), Portrait painter and draughtsman; son of Thomas Richmond

Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist associated with 330 portraits
Painter and miniaturist. Richmond studied at the Royal Academy Schools where he met and formed a lifelong friendship with Samuel Palmer. With Edward Calvert and Palmer he formed The Ancients, who painted visionary landscape in the manner of William Blake. After his marriage in 1831, Richmond concentrated on portraiture, becoming one of the most prolific portraitists of the Victorian period.

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Craig Lubbe

08 December 2020, 17:48

Concerning the comment above by John on 03 December 2020, I am John's brother and I would also appreciate any information about George Richmond.


03 December 2020, 17:26

I have recently learnt that George Richmond is my Great Great Great Grandfather.

Does anyone by any chance have any interesting information on George Richmond and family they would like to share with me?

Gerrard Wigram

04 January 2018, 13:48

I have handed over to Rochester Cathedral a painting by George Richmond of Josepth Cotton Wigram who was Bishop of Rochester from 1860 to 1867, when the portrait would have been painted. I think that it is probable that the painting has not been recorded.

Ann Kennedy Smith

09 February 2017, 11:54

George Richmond was a friend of the writer EM Forster's great-aunt Marianne Thornton (1787-1887) and several of his portraits are reproduced in Forster's 1956 biography of her (see details below)

Gordon Balderston

20 July 2016, 13:24

A box containing bundles of letters and other papers relating to the artist George Richmond (1809-1896) - his effects, estate, works, friends, etc.. - is held at City of Westminster Archives Centre as ACC 761/31 (being box 7 of 7).