The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Advanced Collection search

Search the Collection

Richard Cockle Lucas

(1800-1883), Sculptor

Sitter in 44 portraits
Artist associated with 54 portraits
At the age of twelve Lucas was apprenticed to an uncle, a cutler at Winchester. Having become proficient at carving knife handles, he decided to train as a sculptor. In 1828 he entered the Royal Academy Schools, and from that year he was a regular contributor to the Royal Academy. Over the next thirty years he exhibited over a hundred works at the Academy, the British Institution, and the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Society of British Artists, including busts, medallions, and classical subjects.

Tell us More

 Like voting
is closed

Thanks for Liking

Please Like other favourites!
If they inspire you please support our work.

Make a donation Close

List Thumbnail

'As a Farmer' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23409

'As a Farmer' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23409

'As a Necromancer' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23410

'As a Necromancer' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23410

Richard Cockle Lucas, by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23411

Richard Cockle Lucas

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23411

'As an Ancient Briton' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23412

'As an Ancient Briton' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23412

'As a Modern Don' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23413

'As a Modern Don' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23413

'As the Poet of Hope' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23414

'As the Poet of Hope' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23414

'As the Dark Conspirator' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23415

'As the Dark Conspirator' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23415

'As a Soothsayer' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23416

'As a Soothsayer' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23416

'As Othello Relating his Adventures' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23417

'As Othello Relating his Adventures' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23417

Richard Cockle Lucas, by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23418

Richard Cockle Lucas

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23418

Richard Cockle Lucas, by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23419

Richard Cockle Lucas

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23419

'The Spirit of Wine' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23420

'The Spirit of Wine' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23420

'The intellect of Spirit' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23421

'The intellect of Spirit' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23421

'As Apollo' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23422

'As Apollo' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23422

'As a Waggoner' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23423

'As a Waggoner' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23423

'As a Poet he Invokes' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23424

'As a Poet he Invokes' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23424

'He Designs a Great Work' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23425

'He Designs a Great Work' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23425

Richard Cockle Lucas, by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23426

Richard Cockle Lucas

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23426

Richard Cockle Lucas, by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23427

Richard Cockle Lucas

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23427

'As the Pilgrim of Donnybrook' (Richard Cockle Lucas), by Richard Cockle Lucas - NPG Ax23428

'As the Pilgrim of Donnybrook' (Richard Cockle Lucas)

by Richard Cockle Lucas
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax23428

Tell us more back to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. You can buy a print of most illustrated portraits. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Prices start at £6 for unframed prints, £25 for framed prints. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.

Citationclose

How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.