Spencer Horatio Walpole (1806-1898) politician

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
  • About the artist
    George Richmond was born in London and received his first training in art from his father, Thomas Richmond, a miniature portrait painter. From 1824 he studied at the Royal Academy Schools, where he was taught briefly by Henry Fuseli. He was particularly influenced by the visionary art of William Blake, joining the close circle of Blake’s followers known as ‘The Ancients’. Richmond later established a reputation as a leading portraitist and painted several notable figures, including William Wilberforce (1832) and John Ruskin (1842). In 1867, he was elected a Royal Academician. He died in London, just before turning 87.
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    Walpole, Spencer Horatio
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    Materials & Techniques
    engraving
  • Details
    Title
    Spencer Horatio Walpole (1806-1898) politician
    Date
    Medium
    Engraving
    Acquisition
    Origin uncertain
    Inscription
    inside image: [centre] Spencer H Walpole
    Provenance
    Previously unaccessioned work - identified among stock at GAC, Southbridge House, 1980
    GAC number
    14973