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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

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

A painting by W. E. Miller was in the collection of the artist, 1930, exhibited Fifth Summer Exhibition, New Gallery, 1892 (7); a drawing by S. Palmer of 1827, showing Richmond engraving 'The Shepherd' (presumably 'Abel the Shepherd' by Richmond, exhibited RA, 1825 (333)), was in the collection of Mrs W. Richmond, 1947, reproduced G. Grigson, Samuel Palmer— the Visionary Years (1947), plate 23; a drawing called Richmond (probably correctly) by S. Palmer of 1827 was sold Sotheby's, 4 April 1968 (lot 86), reproduced in catalogue; a drawing by Sir W. B. Richmond is reproduced A. M. W. Stirling, The Richmond Papers (1926), p 371; a drawing called Richmond (probably correctly) is in the NPG reference files; there is an engraving by Stephenson and Royston, after a portrait by W. Lovatt of 1842 (example in NPG); there are several photographs in the NPG; two are reproduced A. M. W. Stirling facing pp 72 and 402; and two as woodcuts in ILN, XLIX (1866), 216, and Magazine of Art (1896), p 296.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.