- L. H. Cust
- , revised by Tina Fiske
Samuel, Richard (d. 1787), portrait painter, of whose parents nothing is known, entered the Royal Academy Schools on 1 October 1770. He twice obtained the gold medal of the Society of Arts for the best original historical drawing, and in 1773 was awarded a premium for an improvement in laying mezzotint grounds. He showed five works there and became assistant secretary in 1779, a post he held until his death. ...