A large chalk portrait by George Richmond

A rare chance to purchase a masterful chalk and charcoal, original portrait by English National Portrait Gallery artist George Richmond (1809-1896).

Though this work is unsigned (we have not opened the artwork and examined it verso) it is undoubtedly the superb work of George Richmond. It possibly depicts Lady Turner.

Richmond studied at the Royal Academy Schools where he met and formed a lifelong friendship with Samuel Palmer. With Edward Calvert and Palmer he formed The Ancients, who painted visionary landscapes in the manner of William Blake. After his marriage in 1831, Richmond concentrated on portraiture and has numerous works at the National Portrait Gallery.

This exceptional piece is beautifully rendered and is of a good size. A perfect piece for any collection.

PLEASE NOTE: the picture is as we purchased it, in a modern black wooden frame. The first image illustrates how it might look in a period gilt frame. This gilt frame is available and can be purchased separately if desired. Please do use the contact form to inquire about the frame or for further information.


All approximate

Framed 67cm x 53.5cm


Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. 

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