Richard Bull

Prints, Drawings and Paintings

Collection of Drawings in the BM

Collection of Drawings in the BM . 'Collector and amateur draughtsman; son of Sir Richard Bull and his wife Elizabeth; married Mary Alexander, two daughters, Catherine Susanna (d.1795) and Elizabeth (d.1809); MP for Newport, Cornwall 1756-80, but devoted energies to collecting prints and drawings, and 'grangerizing' (Pinkerton lists 45 such titles); he sold his Granger to Lord Mount Stuart in 1774 (now in the Huntington Library in 36 volumes where known as the Bute Granger). His estate passed through his daughter Elizabeth to his stepson R H Alexander Bennet (q.v.); Bull's drawings and prints were sold (anonymously by a descendant called Donaldson) at Sotheby's, 23 May 1881 and six following days. The BM purchased many lots at the sale (1881,0611.131 to 354).'


Further Information

Current Location
Dispersal Date
30th Nov -0001
Current Owner
British Museum