(b Reepham, Norfolk, 2 Jan. 1765; d London, 4 Dec. 1836). English painter and illustrator. He painted a few pictures for Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery, but he made his name chiefly in book illustration, in which field he was one of the most prolific artists of the day. As a watercolourist he was noted for his unusually rich colour effects.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)
"Westall, Richard" The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists. Ed Ian Chilvers. Oxford University Press 2009 Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press.