Richard Ansdell was born in Liverpool. At an early age he exxhibited a naatural talent for art and a particular gift for painting animals. He travelled to Spain with the Scottish artist, John Phillip in 1850 and then returned again the following year to continue painting. I am nearly certain that he never visited Gibraltar, as I can only find three paintings in which he uses the Rock or the nearby Campo area as a background -and these were all painted at least ten years after his last visit to Spain.
Richard Ansdell ( 1883 - Arthur Stockdale Cope )
The Road to San Roque ( 1866 )