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Biography of Richard Redgrave, CB, RA

Detail from photograph of Richard Redgrave and Henry Cole, 1854. Museum no. PH.835-1987

Detail from photograph of Richard Redgrave and Henry Cole, 1854. Museum no. PH.835-1987

Richard Redgrave (1804–88) was a painter, and one of the driving forces behind the reform of art education in Great Britain. With Henry Cole, Redgrave supervised the new South Kensington Museum (now the V&A), for which he also designed a gallery to house John Sheepshanks's extensive collection of British art.

See a full biography of Richard Redgrave on the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography website:

http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/23254

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