Sketch book of Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-1828), painter, 1810 1810
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English painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Dunkerque, Mardi Soir," to an unnamed recipient, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870374 ...
Richard Parkes Bonington was born in Arnold, Nottinghamshire in 1802 but spent most of his boyhood in Nottingham. His father was working at that time as an artist and his mother was a teacher. In 1815 they moved to France, initially to Calais where Bonington senior established himself in the lace trade. Young Bonington showed a natural aptitude for drawing, which may have been encouraged with lace design initially in mind. In 1817 he became a student at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in P...