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Richard Westall (1765-1836)-? "Portrait of a lady", oil painting, ca. 1830
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According to old label on verso of this painting, this oil portrait of a young aristocratic woman was thought to be a work of well-known English artist Richard Westall.
Richard Westall (1765 Reepham near Norwich - 1836 London) was an English painter.
Westall was the more successful of two half-brothers (both sons of a Benjamin Westall, from Norwich) who both became painters. His younger half-brother was William Westall (1781–1850), a much-travelled landscape painter.
Born on 2 January 1765 in Reepham near Norwich (where he was baptised at All Saints on 13 January in the same year), Richard Westall moved to London after the death of his mother and the bankruptcy of his father in 1772. He was apprenticed to a heraldic silver engraver in 1779 before studying at the Royal Academy School of Art from 10 December 1785. He exhibited at the Academy regularly between 1784 and 1836, became an Associate in November 1792 and was elected an Academician on 10 February 1794. From 1790 to 1795 he shared a house with Thomas Lawrence (later Sir), the future Royal Academy president, at 57 Greek Street, on the corner of Soho Square, each of the artists placing their name on one of the entrances.
His works – many in watercolour – caused great interest in the late years of the 18th century when he was considered by his chief patron Richard Payne Knight to be an outstanding artist of the picturesque. He painted works in a neoclassical style for John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery and for Henry Fuseli's Milton Gallery. His painting of John Milton and his daughters hangs in Sir John Soane's Museum in London. A number of scenes in which Westall depicts events in the life of Horatio Nelson are at the Maritime Museum.
Westall was a prolific illustrator of books of poets and writers including Sir Walter Scott and Oliver Goldsmith, and Byron, who greatly admired his work, stating that "the brush has beat the poetry". He also illustrated editions of the Bible, including one with John Martin. His oil painting Christ Crowned with Thorns is the altarpiece at All Souls, Langham Place, London.
His portraiture, in a style similar to Lawrence's, included Princess Victoria (later Queen Victoria, for whom he was art teacher for eight years before his death on 4 December 1836), and Richard Ayton, a writer who collaborated with landscape artist William Daniell (Westall's brother-in-law).
Richard Westall is perhaps best known for several portraits of Lord Byron. One of these hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in London, another at Hughenden Manor, and a third in the House of Lords.
Condition: good, in original frame of the early 19th century
Creation Year: ca 1830
Measurements: UNFRAMED:34,5x29,5cm/13,6x11,6in FRAMED: 40,5x35,0cm/15,9x13,8in
Object Type: Framed painting
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: oil on paintboard
Inscription: verso: old label
Creator: Richard Westall
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Creator Dates: 1765 Reepham-1836 London
Nationality: English / British
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