Sir George Grey, 2nd Baronet (1799-1882) politician

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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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    People
    Grey, Sir George, 2nd Baronet
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    Materials & Techniques
    engraving, stipple engraving
  • Details
    Title
    Sir George Grey, 2nd Baronet (1799-1882) politician
    Date
    1859
    Medium
    Stipple engraving
    Dimensions
    height: 25.40 cm, width: 19.20 cm
    Acquisition
    acquired by Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London, at unknown date
    Provenance
    acquired by Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London
    GAC number
    18362