Read, Richard Daniel, (Junior) (1796-1862)

Also known as
Reed (1796-1862)
Field of activity
Artist; Painter; Art dealer; Framer; Art restorer; Art teacher
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1487097

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Richard Read junior was a miniature, portrait and historical painter. Although by no means the only portrait painter in the colony, Read's career was one of the longest and most consistent - most of his clients were respectable traders or military officers or members of the the petit-bourgeoisie.

portrait painter, is now thought to be the person of this name born in London on 4 May 1796, third child of the painter Richard Read and his wife, Sarah. A connection between the two Richard Reads in Sydney has always been a matter of speculation; C.E. Greening’s research provides convincing evidence that they were father and son. Read senior was transported to the colony in 1813 but his son, about whose early years nothing is known, did not arrive in New South Wales until 1819 when he disembarked from the David Shaw on 15 November as a free settler. One of his earliest known works, most likely commissioned, is the splendid large watercolour Elizabeth Heneretta [sic] Villa (1820, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney), recording the visit of a boating party to Captain John Piper’s incomplete mansion at Point Piper. The architecture of the house is informatively detailed and the landscape surrounds convey the isolation of the property and its splendid siting on the harbour foreshores. As 'Reid [sic] junior’, Read placed his first advertisement in the Sydney Gazette on 24 February 1821 describing himself as a 'Miniature, Portrait, and Historical Painter’ and giving his address as 59 Pitt Street. He offered to teach drawing as well as take portraits and miniatures and had for sale a 'most elegant collection of Drawings consisting of Natives of New Zealand and New South Wales, Views, Flowers, &c.’ (There is no firm evidence that he had visited New Zealand; ...

  • 15 November 1819 Arrived Sydney, NSW on board the 'David Shaw'

Flourished

  • fl. c.1820 - c.1861

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Related people and organisations

Design and Art Australia Online

  • Private collections
  • Royal Commonwealth Society, London, England, UK
  • City of Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, VIC
  • La Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
  • National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Dixson Galleries, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • The Artist and the Patron
  • Melbourne Public Library exhibition
  • Ballarat Mechanics Institute Exhibition
  • Victorian Exhibition of Fine Arts
  • Second Exhibition of the Society for the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Australia
  • (see also) 1827 : commiaaion for Australian Sydney Lodge.
  • (see also) Nicholas, William
  • (see also) Felton, Maurice Appleby
  • (see also) Backler, Joseph
  • (see also) Griffith, William
  • (see also) Elyard, Samuel
  • (see also) Rodius, Charles
  • (see also) Earle, Augustus
  • (see also) Macquarie,
  • (see also) Piper, John
  • (see also) Barry, Redmond
  • (see also) East, J. B.
  • (see also) Smith, H. R.
  • (see also) Read, Sarah
  • (see also) Hitchcock, Eliza
  • (see also) Blackett, James
  • (see also) Hitchcock, Maria
  • (see also) Read, Lydia Elizabeth
  • (see also) Bowring, Josiah
  • (see also) Harper,
  • (see also) Willis, H. B.
  • (see also) Rowe, A. F.
  • (see also) Bowman,
  • (see also) Anderson, Joseph
  • (see also) Edgar, Edmund
  • (see also) Marsden, Jane
  • (see also) Australian Social Lodge
  • (see also) New Zealand Native
  • (see also) (portrait of Dr William Bland)
  • (see also) Portrait of an Artist
  • (see also) (Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Anderson)
  • (see also) Hon. John Blaxland
  • (see also) Old Man (N.S.W. 1836)
  • (see also) Selina Tomlins
  • (see also) Mrs Laycock
  • (see also) (portrait of Governor Bourke)
  • (see also) (portrait of Governor Macquarie)
  • (see also) Elizabeth Heneretta [sic] Villa

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