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RICHARD PARKES BONINGTON (English / 1801-1828)

Richard Parkes Bonington is one of the key links between the English and French Romantic schools. Although he was born in Arnold, a suburb of Nottingham, when he was 15 his family moved to Calais, where his father - himself an amateur artist who twice exhibited at the Royal Academy - had opened a lace factory. Consequently Bonington's artistic training was in France, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in the atelier of Gros. If Bonington's chief artistic influence was John Constable, his closest artistic friendship was with Eugène Delacroix. Delacroix admired Bonington deeply, telling him, "You are a king of your domain and Raphael could not do what you do." Richard Parkes Bonington died of tuberculosis at the age of just 27.

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Selected prints by RICHARD PARKES BONINGTON

Bologne, 1826
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Henri IV et
l'Ambassadeur
d'Espagne, 1871
Etching
Le moulin de Saint
Jouin (près Étretat), 1879
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