Richard Westmacott (1775 – 1856)

Edinburgh Castle (1800)



29 x 41 cm

A watercolour depicting Edinburgh Castle. A Georgian couple gaze up at the immensity of Castle Rock, and the 11th-century fortress perched upon it.

Richard Westmacott was British artist who primarily worked as a sculptor. Westmacott studied with his father, also named Richard Westmacott, at his studio in Mount Street, off Grosvenor Square in London, before going to Rome in 1793 to study under Antonio Canova. Upon his return to London in 1797, he established his own studio. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1797 and 1839 and was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1805, and a full academician in 1811.

Condition: very good; handsomely framed.

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