Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury (1800-73) Lord Chancellor

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  • About the artist
    Michele Gordigiani was born in Italy; the son of a musician. He studied in Florence under Luigi Mussini (1813-1888), before setting up a portrait studio in the city. Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning were painted by him when they visited Florence in 1858. Gordigiani exhibited four works in London, including three at the Royal Academy: ‘Mrs J. Buchan Telfer’ in 1867; ‘Baroness Florence De Bretton’ in 1876 and ‘Miss Aurora Lee, daughter of Sir J. C. Lee’ in 1886. When he exhibited the first, his address was recorded as simply ‘Florence’. However, for the subsequent exhibits it is listed as ‘76, Fulham Road [London]’. Gordigiani also showed one work at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1878, titled ‘The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres’.
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    Bethell, Richard, 1st Baron Westbury
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    Materials & Techniques
    canvas, oil, oil painting
  • Details
    Title
    Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury (1800-73) Lord Chancellor
    Date
    Medium
    Oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    height: 72.00 cm, width: 58.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by private subscribers, 1922
    Provenance
    Presented to Privy Council by Private Subscription
    GAC number
    0/636