Richard Buckner (1812-1883)

Richard Buckner (1812-1883)

Young Bacchus

Oil on Canvas

134 x 93cm / 160 x 120cm

A beautifully rich painting, with lovely gilt frame by the well known portrait and genre painter Richard Buckner. From beginning in his home studio Buckner, having left the army, he moved to Rome to study under Giovanni Battista Canevari (1789-1876). He became friends with John Gibson, Penry Williams and the young Lord Leighton who later painted Buckner's portrait in 'The Death of Brunelleschi' 1852. Buckner exhibited in Italy and France and at the Royal Academy, British Institute and the Society of British Artists from 1840-77. His work attracted patronage from Queen Victoria, The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Hamilton as well as numerous important clients. He was both well known and successful in his own lifetime.