Stephen Peter Rigaud

Paintings

Portrait of Stephen Peter Rigaud and Mary Anne Rigaud

Portrait of Stephen Peter Rigaud and Mary Anne Rigaud as children by their uncle John Francis Rigaud, now in the Ashmolean. 'This portrait, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1778, shows the children of the artist's brother, James Stephen Rigaud, Astronomer Royal: Stephen Peter Rigaud (1774–1839), who was four, and his elder sister, who was seven. They are seen playfully embracing each other in Richmond Park; the building in the background is Kew Observatory, where their father was employed. S. P. Rigaud spent his later years at Oxford, where he was Savilian Professor of Geometry, 1810–1827 and of Astronomy, 1827–1839.

Notes

https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/stephen-peter-rigaud-and-mary-anne-rigaud-142643


Further Information

Collector?
Yes
Current Location
Oxford
Dispersal Date
30th Nov -0001
Current Owner
Ashmolean