Dutch, 19th century, male.
Born 21 June 1849, in Leeuwarden (Friesland).
Painter. Figures, portraits, church interiors.
Richard Bisschop originally intended to be an architect, and it was only from the age of 24 that he devoted himself entirely to painting on the advice of his uncle, Christoffel Bisschop. He was living at the time in The Hague, where he married Susan Robertson. After his marriage he lived at first in Leur, a village in Brabant, but then returned to The Hague, where he finally settled. He painted portraits and interiors of churches, with figures, on subjects provided by the churches of Rotterdam, Gouda, Maassluis, Breda, Bruges and Noordwijk....