25 November 2003
George Richmond, R.A. (1809-1896)
Portrait of Octavius Wigram, three-quarter-length, seated in a black suit, holding a letter, in a library
signed and dated 'G. Richmond pinxt. 1861' (upper left)
oil on canvas
50¼ x 40 in. (127.6 x 181.6 cm.)
Royal Exchange Assurance, London.
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R. Lister, George Richmond, London, 1981, p. 174.
London, Royal Academy, 1862, no. 342.
This portrait was painted for the Royal Exchange Assurance, to whom it sold for £210. Richmond painted many members of the Wigram family throughout his career and had painted the portraits of Mr and Mrs Octavius Wigram in 1841.
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