The New International Encyclopædia/Richmond, George

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RICHMOND, George (1809-96). An English portrait painter, born in Brompton. He was a pupil of the Royal Academy, and became a member of the Royal Academy in 1867. He painted portraits of many of his celebrated contemporaries, such as Dr. Keble, the Earl of Elgin, Sir Moses Montefiore, and Lord Salisbury. His early work was influenced by William Blake, whom he greatly admired. Many of his portraits are in water color and crayon, but he also painted in oil, and did some work in sculpture.