See also:English painter and decorator, was
See also:born in
See also:London on the 29th of
See also:November 1842 . His
See also:Richmond, R.A . (18o9–1896), himself the son of a successful
See also:miniature painter, was a distinguished artist, who painted the portraits of the most eminent
See also:people of his
See also:day, and played an important
See also:part in society . At the age of fourteen
See also:William Richmond entered the Royal Academy
See also:schools, where he worked for about three years . A visit to Italy in 1859 gave him
See also:special opportunity for studying the
See also:works of the old masters, and had an important effect upon his development . His first Academy picture was a portrait
See also:group (1861); and to this succeeded, during the next three years, several other pictures of the same class . In 1865 he returned to Italy, and spent four years there, living chiefly at Rome . To this
See also:period belongs the large
See also:canvas . " A Procession in
See also:Honour of Bacchus," which he exhibited at the Academy in 1869 when he came back to England . His picture, An
See also:Audience at Athens," was exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1885 . He became
See also:professor at
See also:Oxford, succeeding
See also:Ruskin, in 1878, but resigned three years later . He was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1888 and Royal Academician in 1895; he received the degree of D.C.L. in 1896, and a
See also:knighthood of the Bath in 1897, and became professor of
See also:painting to the Royal Academy .
Apart from his pictures, he is notable for his
See also:work in decorative
See also:art, his most conspicuous achievement being the
See also:internal decoration and the
See also:glass mosaics of St Paul's
See also:Cathedral .
See also:Sir William Richmond also took a keen
See also:interest in social questions, particularly in
See also:smoke-prevention in London .
LEGH RICHMOND (1772-1827)
ADRIAN LUDWIG RICHTER (1803-1884)
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