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Richard Westall RA, Self-portrait of Richard Westall, R.A.

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.

Object details

Title
Self-portrait of Richard Westall, R.A.
Artist/designer
Richard Westall RA (1765 - 1836)
Date
By 1793
Object type
Painting
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions

750 mm x 620 mm x 50 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
03/286
Acquisition
Purchased from Henry Graves

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