Self-portrait of Richard Westall, R.A., By 1793
Richard Westall RA (1765 - 1836)
RA Collection: Art
While best-known for his paintings of historical and literary subjects, Richard Westall also painted several portraits, notably of Lord Byron. In this self-portrait, painted shortly before Westall was elected as an Academician, the artist emerges from a black background, his unkempt hair and purposeful stare conveying a Byronic intensity.
750 mm x 620 mm x 50 mm
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