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Richard Parkes Bonington

(1802-1828)

Biography


Bonington was born in 1802 near Nottingham, England. In about 1817, his family moved to Calais, France. In 1818, Bonington went to Paris, where he met Eugene Delacroix and made watercolor copies of Dutch and Flemish landscapes in the Louvre. In 1821-1822, he studied under Antoine-Jean Gros at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. His first works, mostly sketches of Le Havre and Lillebonne, were exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1822. He also began to work in lithography, illustrating Baron Taylor’s Voyages. In 1824, he won a gold medal at the Paris Salon. He traveled all over France and especially in Normandy, painting coastal landscapes and seaport scenes Coast of Picardy (1823-1824), French River Scene with Fishing Boats (1824), A Boat Beached in a Port at Low Tide (1825); he also went to England and Scotland, occasionally accompanied by his friend Eugène Delacroix, in whose studio he later worked. In 1826, Bonington visited Venice, where he was deeply impressed by Veronese and Canaletto: St. Mark's Column in Venice (c.1826-1828), The Doge's Palace, Venice (1827), Piazza San Marco, Venice (1827).
From 1824 he experimented increasingly in romantic subjects taken from history and studied armor. His best-known works on historical subjects followed: Francis I and Marguerite of Navarre, Henri III and the English Ambassador (1827-1828), Venice. The Grand Canal (1827).Read Richard Parkes Bonington's Full Biography

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Richard Parkes Bonington. Abbey of St. Berlin, near St. Omer. Abbey of St. Berlin, near St. Omer. 1823. Oil on canvas. City Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Coast of Picardy. Coast of Picardy. 1823-1824. Oil on canvas. Wallace Collection, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Vessels in a Choppy Sea. Vessels in a Choppy Sea. c.1824. Watercolour on paper. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, USA. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. French River Scene with Fishing Boats. French River Scene with Fishing Boats. 1824. Watercolour on paper. Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. River Scene in France. River Scene in France. 1824-1825. Oil on canvas. Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Shipping Off the Coast of Kent. Shipping Off the Coast of Kent. 1825. Watercolour on paper. The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Boats by the Shores of Normandy. Boats by the Shores of Normandy. c.1825. Oil on canvas. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. A Boat Beached in a Port at Low Tide. A Boat Beached in a Port at Low Tide. 1825. Oil on canvas. The Covent Garden Gallery, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. At the English Coast. At the English Coast. 1825. Watercolour on paper. Szepmuveseti Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Landscape, Sunset. Landscape, Sunset. 1826. Watercolour on paper. Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. The Corsa Saint' Anastasia, Verona, with the Palace of Prince Maffet. The Corsa Saint' Anastasia, Verona, with the Palace of Prince Maffet. 1826. Watercolour on paper. Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Near Boulogne. Near Boulogne. 1826. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Les Salinieres by Trouville. Les Salinieres by Trouville. 1826. Oil on canvas. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Lake Lugano. Lake Lugano. 1826. Oil on canvas. The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Parlerre d'eau a Versailles. Parlerre d'eau a Versailles. 1826. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Beach in Normandy. Beach in Normandy. c.1826-1827. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. St. Mark's Column in Venice. St. Mark's Column in Venice. c.1826-1828. Oil on canvas. Tate Gallery, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Boulogne Sands. Boulogne Sands. 1827. Oil on canvas. The National Trust, Anglesey Abbey, Cambridge, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. The Doge's Palace, Venice. The Doge's Palace, Venice. 1827. Oil on canvas. Wallace Collection, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Piazza San Marco, Venice. Piazza San Marco, Venice. 1827. Watercolour on paper. Wallace Collection, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Venice. The Grand Canal. Venice. The Grand Canal. 1827. Oil on canvas. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. A Cutter and Other Shipping in a Breeze. A Cutter and Other Shipping in a Breeze. 1827. Watercolour on paper. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Henri III and the English Ambassador. Henri III and the English Ambassador. 1827-1828. Oil on canvas. Wallace Collection, London, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Paris. Quai du Louvre. Paris. Quai du Louvre. 1828. Watercolour on paper. Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. The Undercliff. The Undercliff. 1828. Watercolour on paper. City Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, UK. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. View of the Coast of Normandy. View of the Coast of Normandy. . Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. View of the Lagoon near Venice. View of the Lagoon near Venice. . Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
Richard Parkes Bonington. Francis I and the Duchess of Etampes. Francis I and the Duchess of Etampes. . Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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