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WESTMACOTT, Richard, the Younger (1799 - 1872), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
WESTMACOTT, Richard, the Younger (1799 - 1872), Sculptor

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1799, in London; died 19 April 1872, in Kensington (London).

Sculptor. Mythological subjects. Statues.

Richard Westmacott was the son of his namesake, Sir Richard Westmacott. He started out with the intention of becoming a lawyer, but followed his father's wishes and turned instead to sculpture. He studied for a time under his father before enrolling at the Royal Academy Schools

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