Thomas Francis Fremantle, 1st Baron Cottesloe, Baron Fremantle in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1798-1890) politician and civil servant

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  • 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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    Fremantle, Thomas Francis, 1st Baron Cottesloe, Baron Fremantle in the nobility of the Austrian empire
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    Materials & Techniques
    engraving, stipple engraving
  • Details
    Title
    Thomas Francis Fremantle, 1st Baron Cottesloe, Baron Fremantle in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1798-1890) politician and civil servant
    Date
    c.1863
    Medium
    Stipple engraving
    Acquisition
    Transferred from HM Treasury, April 1992
    GAC number
    16786