See sep Project website at georgerichmondproject.com
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 recording interviews with the people I am meeting, about their ancestors and their portraits.
George Richmond produced over 3000 portraits, of which over 200 are in the National Portrait Gallery in London, many within the collection of the National Trust but most are still in private collections. Well known sitters include Charles Darwin, Edward VII, William Wilberforce, Elizabeth Fry and Charlotte Bronte.
Additional audio extracts may be found here. You can also download a transcript of the audio that accompanied an exhibition of this project at Galerie September in Berlin in December 2010 in English / auf Deutschor from the 2014 exhibition at GSL Projekt Berlin here: http://ellyclarke.com/index.php?/news/inheritance--actout/
George Richmond is my great great great grandfather.
I have been working on this project since 2010. In 2014 I received a Research & Development grant from Arts Council West Midlands.
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