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Bonington, Richard Parkes (1802-1828) 

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Born in Arnold, Nottinghamshire (25 October 1802), son of a drawing master and artist; lived in Calais, where his father owned a bobbin lace factory and studied with Louis Francia, watercolourist; moved to Paris to continue studying in the atelier of Baron Antoine-Jean Gros, and increased the popularity of water colour as a medium; exhibited at the Salon, Paris (1821); travelled and worked around France, also visiting London and Venice; became ill and died at the age of 26


Archival Resources
Number noted: 1

Letter to John Barnett, with a pen and ink sketch of flowers and cupids adorning the words "dear friends", 13/7/1827
Held at: Private
Comments: Access by appointment

Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55