John Prideaux Lightfoot (1803-1887) clergyman; Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University

George Richmond (1809 - 1896)

Engraving

1 March 1861
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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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    Title
    John Prideaux Lightfoot (1803-1887) clergyman; Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
    Date
    1 March 1861
    Medium
    Engraving
    Acquisition
    Transferred from HM Treasury, April 1992
    Inscription
    below image: [lower right] J P Lightfoot
    GAC number
    16795