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Richard Westall RA (1765 - 1836)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Most sources, such as Grove Dictionary of Art, Benezit and earlier editions of the Dictionary of National Biography state that Westall was born in Herford, Hertfordshire. However, Richard J. Westall in his biographical entry for Richard Westall in the 2004 edition of the DNB says that this is incorrect and that he was born in Reepham, Norfolk and was baptized at All Saints’, Norwich, where his father was a churchwarden, on 13 January 1765.


Royal Academician

Born: 2 January 1765 in Reepham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

Died: 4 December 1836

Nationality: British

RA Schools student from 16 December 1785

Elected ARA: 5 November 1792

Elected RA: 10 February 1794

Gender: Male

Preferred media: Painting and Illustration

Works by Richard Westall in the RA Collection

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Works after Richard Westall in the RA Collection

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Works associated with Richard Westall in the RA Collection

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