Richard Parkes Bonington was born in Nottingham, England, in 1802 and kicked the bucket in 1828. He was an English Romantic scene painter and a persuasive craftsman of his time. His work was suggestive of old-style magnum opuses yet present-day in brushstrokes and portrayal of the topic. At age 11, he began taking in watercolor from his dad and, during the same year, started displaying at the Liverpool Academy. Later he prepared in a similar medium under Francois Louis Thomas Francia.
It was in Paris where he met Delacroix, who got probably the closest companion. There he worked for the Louver delivering ace duplicates. After two years, at age 18, he was selected at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. At age 20, he won a gold award at the Paris salon. Shockingly, in 1828, at age 29, he kicked the bucket of tuberculosis.