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Rothwell, Richardlocked

(1800–1868)
  • Fintan Cullen

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Rothwell, Richard (1800–1868), portrait and genre painter, was born on 20 November 1800 in Athlone, the eldest of the seven children of James Rothwell, and his wife, Elizabeth Holmes. He was trained at the Dublin Society's school (1814–20), where he eventually won a silver medal. His early success can be measured by the fact that he was made a member of the newly founded ...

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British Museum, department of prints and drawings, London