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Self Portrait
Photo credit: Royal Academy of Arts

Self Portrait before 1793

Richard Westall (1765–1836)

Royal Academy of Arts
(b Reepham, Norfolk, 2 Jan. 1765; d London, 4 Dec. 1836). English painter and illustrator. He painted a few pictures for Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery, but he made his name chiefly in book illustration, in which field he was one of the most prolific artists of the day. As a watercolourist he was noted for his unusually rich colour effects.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)


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