(1808 - 1895)
Richard Brydges (Admiral) Beechey was active/lived in California, Hawaii / United Kingdom, England, Ireland. Richard Beechey is known for marine, sailing vessel painting, Hawaii, California views 1820's.
Biography Richard Beechey
Richard Brydges Beechey HRHA (1808-1895)
Like his contemporaries George Mounsey Atkinson and Edwin Hayes RHA (1820-1904), and the later William Coulter, Richard Brydges Beechey was a marine painter of distinction, except he also became an Admiral of the British Navy and specialized in naval vessels. As well as being a fine naval artist, Richard Brydges Beechey also completed a number of oil paintings and drawings on marine subjects.
Born on 17 May 1808, he was the son of two other artists. His father was Sir William Beechey RA (1753-1839), an eminent painter and Royal Academician, who - in addition to being a fine portraitist - was also an accomplished marine artist whose works included illustrations of ports and a varie
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