Richard Burchett

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Richard Burchett

Brighton, Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority, East Sussex, England
Death 27 May 1875 (aged 57)
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Burial Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Memorial ID 111924210 · View Source
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Richard Burchett (1815–1875) was a British artist and educator on the fringes of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, who was for over twenty years the Headmaster of what later became the Royal College of Art.

He was later described as "a prominent figure in the art-schools, a well instructed painter, and a teacher exceptionally equipped with all the learning of his craft" by his ex-pupil, the poet Austin Dobson. Burchett's pupils included the extremely varied talents of Kate Greenaway, Christopher Dresser, Elizabeth Thompson (Lady Butler), Sir George Clausen, Sir Luke Fildes, Gertrude Jekyll, Hubert von Herkomer, William Harbutt and Helen Allingham. Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, Queen Victoria's daughter, and a talented artist, was also a student.

As an artist he achieved some reputation for large history paintings, and decorated public buildings including parts of the Palace of Westminster and the Victoria and Albert Museum, but his View across Sandown Bay, Isle of Wight is seen by modern art historians as his best work. Burchett published collections of his lectures as text-books for the South Kensington system of art education, which he helped to devise.

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There is no mention of Richard on the head stone. It would seem he is buried in with the Ryan family. The details on the stone are 'Justin Laurence Ryan, South Georges street. Died 21st May 1876 or 3 age 32, and his 3 infant children. RIP... Also looks like his wife and sister.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 111924210
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Burchett (31 Jan 1818–27 May 1875), Find a Grave Memorial no. 111924210, citing Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Greg Volk (contributor 48138686) .