John Inigo Richards
John Inigo Richards (1731– 18 Dec. 1810) was an English landscape painter who became one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768, and was secretary to the Academy from 1788 until his death.
Like his contemporary Francis Hayman, Richards worked as a scene painter in London's theatres (1777–1803). He retained a lifelong interest in theatre design. He is credited with the design of Philadelphia's Chestnut Street Theatre (America's first purpose-built professional theatre, opening in 1793), built for his brother-in-law Thomas Wignell.
- Biography (Answers.com)
- J. I. Richards online (ArtCyclopedia)
- Paintings by J. I. Richards (Tate Collection, London)
- Work by J. I Richards (Royal Academy Collections, London)
- Figures outside a cottage (Watercolour, 1800 - Christie's)
- Portrait of Richards (National Portrait Gallery, London)