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Richard Arkwright Junior (1755–1843)

Image credit: Chesterfield Town Hall

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Pickersgill was a nineteenth-century painter specialising in portraits. Many of his works are held by the National Portrait Gallery. Richard Arkwright Junior was the son of Sir Richard Arkwright of Cromford Mill.

Chesterfield Town Hall



Richard Arkwright Junior (1755–1843)




oil on canvas


H 162 x W 134 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Major-General R. H. B. Arkwright

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Inscription description

1. Richard Arkwright 1765-1843. Son of Sir Richard Arkwright. Painted by Henry William Pickersgill 1782-1875. Presented by Maj-Gen R H B Arkwright CB DSO. January 1962. 2. signed and dated 1817


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Chesterfield Town Hall

Rose Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 1LP England

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