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George Richmond

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

Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist associated with 325 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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Samuel Palmer, by George Richmond - NPG 2154

Samuel Palmer

by George Richmond
pencil, pen and ink, circa 1829
NPG 2154

Samuel Palmer, by George Richmond - NPG 2223

Samuel Palmer

by George Richmond
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1829
NPG 2223

George Richmond, by George Richmond - NPG 6586

George Richmond

by George Richmond
gouache on ivory, 1830
NPG 6586

Henry Kater, by George Richmond - NPG 2165

Henry Kater

by George Richmond
black and red wash, 1831
NPG 2165

Henry Hallam, by George Richmond - NPG 5139

Henry Hallam

by George Richmond
chalk, 1843
NPG 5139

Swinburne and his sisters, by George Richmond - NPG 1762

Swinburne and his sisters

by George Richmond
watercolour, 1843
NPG 1762

Charlotte Mary Yonge, by George Richmond - NPG 2193

Charlotte Mary Yonge

by George Richmond
watercolour and chalk, 1844
NPG 2193

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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).

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