"Mr. Briton Riviere, R.A., is the one who comes nearest to Landseer, and it is only just to say that several of his important pictures are equal to many of the best Landseers...." — "The Collection of Merton Russell Cotes," 295

His Only Friend (1871)

Biographical Material



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Norman, Geraldine. Nineteenth-Century Painters and Painting: A Dictionary. London: Thames and Hudson, 1977.

Reynolds, Simon. "Riviere, Briton (1840–1920), painter." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Web. 5 October 2018.

Created 5 October 2018