Wyatt, Richard James

SCULPTOR (ENGLAND)
BORN 3 May 1795, London: Oxford Street - DIED 29 May 1850, Roma, Lazio
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Zona Prima, 5.2 (1207))

Richard James Wyatt was the son of the carver Edward Wyatt the elder (1757-1833) and the grandson of the architect James Wyatt (1746-1813). He studied at the schools of the Royal Academy and there he exhibited "Judgment of Paris" in 1818. When Canova visited England he was made aware of Wyatt by the painter Sir Thomas Lawrence. Canova invited Wyatt to Rome and in 1821 he left for the continent. After a few months of study under Bosio in Paris he joined the studio of Canova in Rome. John Gibson was another pupil at the time.

He settled permanently in Rome and had a successful career there.
from 1831 until his death he sent his sculptures to the Royal Academy to be exhibited. He never married and died in Rome in 1850. His work was shown at the London exhibition of 1851 and many of his works are in the royal collection.

Related persons
• knew Gibson, John

Images

The grave of Richard Wyatt at the Cimitero Acattolico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (27 Feb 2015)

 

Sources
Richard James Wyatt - Wikipedia


Wyndham, Fanny

Published: 29 Mar 2020
Last update: 29 Mar 2020