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WESTMACOTT, Richard (1775 - 1856), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
WESTMACOTT, Richard (1775 - 1856), Sculptor

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 15 July 1775, in London; died 1 September 1856, in London.

Sculptor. Mythological subjects. Monuments, statues.

Richard Westmacott learned the rudiments from his sculptor father before leaving to study in Italy. He arrived in Rome in January 1793 and was later awarded a gold medal at St Luke's Academy. He moved to Florence and, in 1797, visited Bologna and Venice

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