GEORGE RICHMOND PORTRAIT PROJECT - supported by Arts Council West Midlands
The George Richmond Portrait Project involves tracing ancestral portraits by George Richmond RA (1809-1896) to private homes in order to photograph both the portraits and their current guardians (descendants of those portrayed) in situ. I am also conducting audio interviews with the people I am meeting, about their ancestors and the portraits themselves.
I have been working on this project since 2010 and now, thanks to a grant from Arts Council West Midlands I am delighted to be able to take it to the next stage.
The website georgerichmondproject.com will launch early February and will act as the hub of information tracing and communicating the development of the project over the next few months.
Alongside tracing portraits that have never been seen out of their private collections, I am also working with publicly owned works, in national museums.