Richard Parkes Bonington
(English, 1801 - 1828)
Richard Parkes Bonington
by Margaret Sarah Carpenter
This person is associated with: Romanticism

Bonington was born in Nottingham and died in London. He moved to France with his family in 1817 and the following year went to Paris where he studied along with Gros and became a friend of Delacroix. He painted mainly landscape scenes, many of which are of the Normandy coast and in Rouen. During his short life he achieved success at the Paris Salon, where he won a gold medal in 1824. His free style was popular with the public and he was a star attraction at the Paris exhibitions, along with his contemporary, John Constable. Bonington travelled extensively in France and visited Italy in 1826, producing some of his finest works in Venice. He suffered stress from overwork and died prematurely from consumption a month before his 26th birthday. The freshness and spontaineity of his works attracted many imitators and sometimes it has proved difficult to attribute paintings to his hand.

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Name:Richard Parkes Bonington
Dates:1801 - 1828
This artist has 111 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
Wallace Collection - London(United Kingdom - London)19 artworks
Yale Center for British Art(United States - New Haven, Connecticut)13 artworks
Tate Britain - London(United Kingdom - London)9 artworks
Nottingham City Museums and Galleries(United Kingdom - Nottingham)8 artworks
Private collection4 artworks
Civic Collections - United Kingdom(United Kingdom)4 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)4 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)3 artworks
Scottish National Gallery - National Galleries of Scotland(United Kingdom - Edinburgh)3 artworks
Wolverhampton Art Gallery(United Kingdom - Wolverhampton)3 artworks
The State Hermitage Museum - St Petersburg(Russian Federation - St. Petersburg)3 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1828).

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