That was how Eugene Delacroix described the English watercolourist Richard Parkes Bonington
, a close friend who died at the age of only 26 in 1828, leaving a body of work that was 'a type of diamond that flatters and ravishes the eye'.
Consider Christopher Marlowe, dead before his thirtieth birthday, John Keats, dead from tuberculosis at 25, and then cast your mind on poor Richard Parkes Bonington, also dead from tuberculosis at 26, (the disease was known as "the white death").
Portrait of Richard Parkes Bonington Richard Parkes Bonington's The Piazzetta, Venice, a watercolour over pencil heightened by body colour.
THE Winter exhibition of Regency watercolourists at the Courtauld Gallery reminded one that Richard Parkes Bonington
(1802-28) merits more attention than he is at present paid.
It will also shed light on the relationship between the work of Turner and that of his contemporaries such as Richard Parkes Bonington
and Samuel Prout.
El joven Alfred no sentia interes por el comercio: preferia pasar horas enteras estudiando cuadros de su compatriota Joseph Mallord William Turner, por esa epoca reconocido como el mayor paisajista ingles (aunque anos antes los criticos lo habian acusado de "aventar botes de pintura a la cara del publico", en caustica referencia al violento colorido de sus obras) y de Richard Parkes Bonington
, un britanico ligado a la escuela de los grandes maestros franceses del siglo XVIII.
One of the most exceptional--but far from most expensive--paintings on offer this season at Christie's London is a coastal landscape by Richard Parkes Bonington
In 1826-27, the topographical artist Thomas Shotter Boys paid a visit to the studio of the expatriate painter Richard Parkes Bonington
An invigorating jaunt up to the fourth floor of the YCBA revealed not his legacy to the Romantics, but how very far those artists exceeded him as they did Claude: Turner and Constable and Richard Parkes Bonington
have a freshness, a sparkle and a vitality, that Wilson never approaches.
The artist Richard Parkes Bonington
was just 28 years oldwhen he died in 1828.
This beautifully produced book catalogues over 400 drawings attributed to Richard Parkes Bonington