Sir William Blake Richmond

(1842 - 1921)
Sir William Blake Richmond Andrew Lang, 1844 - 1912. Poet and writer 1885

Biography

William Blake Richmond was the son of artist George Richmond. He was a great admirer of classical art and of the Pre-Raphaelites, and produced both paintings and sculptures. Richmond is best known for his mosaic decorations in St Paul's Cathedral, London, which he worked on from 1891 to 1904. These works caused much controversy, and were criticized by those who claimed that mosaics were not part of English tradition and had no place in the cathedral.