Frederick Richard Pickersgill
|Frederick Richard Pickersgill|
Self portrait, c. 1850
25 September 1820|
|Died||20 December 1900
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
|Notable work||The Burial of Harold
Orsino and Viola
Frederick Richard Pickersgill RA[nb 1] (25 September 1820 – 20 December 1900) was an English painter and book illustrator. Born in London into a family of artists, he was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools in 1840. He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy between 1839 and 1875. Most of these works depicted scenes drawn from literature (including Edmund Spenser and John Milton), religion, and history.
In 1856 Pickersgill was photographed at The Photography Institute by Robert Howlett, as part of a series of portraits of artists. The picture was among a group exhibited at the Art Treasures Exhibition in Manchester in 1857. In addition, Pickersgill seems to have experimented with photography himself.
Pickersgill was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1847 and a full Royal Academician in June 1857, but retired in 1888. He was keeper of the Royal Academy Schools from 1873 to 1887.
- Elected in 1857, Pickersgill retired from his position as Royal Academician in 1888.
- "Frederick Richard Pickersgill, R.A.". Royal Academy Collection. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- "Pickersgill, Frederick Richard". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/22214. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- "Howlett, Robert". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/58919. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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