Robert Alexander Hillingford (1828 - 1904)
RA Collection: People and Organisations
English painter who specialized in historical pictures, often battle scenes. Hillingford was born in London on 28 January 1828, and studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf for five years from 1841. He travelled to Munich, Rome, Florence and Naples, where worked for several years, producing paintings of Italian life. He returned to London in 1864 and first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1866. It was at this time that he began to work on historical subjects, especially of the Napoleonic Wars. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy, British Institution and at other galleries.