Richard Ellison

Bust
ca. 1855 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The sitter of this bust by Richard Westmacott the Younger is Richard Ellison (1788 - 1860), who was a patron of the arts and a collector of watercolours.

Richard Westmacott the Younger R.A. (1799-1872) was one of the Westmacott family of sculptors. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 1827. He was elected as member of the Royal Academy in 1849, and in 1857 he took over the role of Professor of Sculpture there from his father Sir Richard Westmacott. This bust was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1855.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Marble
Brief Description
Bust, marble, Richard Ellison, by Richard Westmacott the Younger R.A., England, ca. 1855
Physical Description
Bust, marble, the late Richard Ellison. Signed in monogram on the back and inscribed.
Dimensions
  • Height: 71.5cm (incl. socle)
Marks and Inscriptions
'R. ELLISON. ESQ.' (on the front of the socle)
Object history
Given by Mrs Elizabeth Ellison, the widow of the sitter. Received together with the Ellison gift of pictures in 1861, but not formally registered until 1881.
Subject depicted
Summary
The sitter of this bust by Richard Westmacott the Younger is Richard Ellison (1788 - 1860), who was a patron of the arts and a collector of watercolours.



Richard Westmacott the Younger R.A. (1799-1872) was one of the Westmacott family of sculptors. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 1827. He was elected as member of the Royal Academy in 1849, and in 1857 he took over the role of Professor of Sculpture there from his father Sir Richard Westmacott. This bust was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1855.

Bibliographic References
  • List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1881. London, 1882, p. 23
  • List of the Bequests and Donations to the South Kensington Museum, now called the Victoria and Albert Museum, completed to 31st December 1900 London, 1901, p. 152
  • Graves, A., The Royal Academy of Arts. A Complete Dictionary of Contributors and their work from its foundation in 1769 to 1904, VIII, p. 240, no. 1544
  • Bilbey, Diane with Trusted, Marjorie, British Sculpture 1470 to 2000. A Concise Catalogue of the Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2002, pp. 432-3, cat. no. 706
Collection
Accession Number
236-1881

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