Westmacott, Richard, Sir

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Sculptor Sir Richard Westmacott was born in London, and studied sculpture with his father, Richard; he later studied in Rome with Canova. After returning to London he built a large practice and became very popular, generally working in a neo-classical style. He was professor of sculpture at the Royal Academy for many years, and also wrote on the subject.

From the description of Richard Westmacott letter to Davies Gilbert, 1832 May 17. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62385464

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creatorOf Hayter, George, Sir, 1792-1871. Personal and family papers, 1808-1879. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Roberts, David, 1796-1864. Autograph letter signed : London, to Richard Westmacott, 1862 Mar. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph, 1791-1865. Pettigrew papers, 1815-1863. Yale University Library
referencedIn Toppan, Robert Noxon, 1836-1901. Letter : New York, to John Sartain, 1880 Apr. 22. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Pettigrew papers, 1797-1865 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Autograph letters, n.d. New York State Historical Documents Inventory
creatorOf Westmacott, Richard, Sir. Letters : to Nathaniel George Philips, 1827-1830. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Westmacott, Richard, Sir. Richard Westmacott letter to Davies Gilbert, 1832 May 17. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Charles Fellows correspondence, 1820-1879, 1839-1852 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786-1846. Letters and sketches, 1800-1845. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of, 1789-1849. Lady Blessington manuscript material : 87 items, 1820-1849. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Eastlake, Charles Lock, Sir, 1793-1865. Correspondence of Sir Charles Lock Eastlake and family, 1833-1896. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Fellows, Charles, Sir, 1799-1860. Charles Fellows correspondence, 1820-1879, bulk 1839-1852. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786-1846. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Richard Westmacott, 1827 June 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Extra-illustrated Life of Nollekens, 1708-1875, 1768-1836 Yale Center for British Art
referencedIn Brockedon, William, 1787-1854. Letters, 1835-1854. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Canova, Antonio, 1757-1822. Correspondence, ca. 1790-1834. Getty Research Institute
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associatedWith Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of, 1789-1849. person
associatedWith Brockedon, William, 1787-1854. person
associatedWith Canova, Antonio, 1757-1822. person
associatedWith Eastlake, Charles Lock, Sir, 1793-1865. person
associatedWith Fellows, Charles, Sir, 1799-1860. person
associatedWith Gilbert, Davies, 1767-1839, person
associatedWith Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786-1846. person
associatedWith Hayter, George, Sir, 1792-1871. person
associatedWith Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph, 1791-1865. person
associatedWith Philips, Nathaniel George. person
associatedWith Roberts, David, 1796-1864. person
associatedWith Toppan, Robert Noxon, 1836-1901. person
associatedWith Upcott, William, 1779-1845 person
associatedWith Westmacott family. family
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