George Richard Elkington
Born 17 October 1801
Died 22 September 1865
Active: 1824 - 1865
Country of birth and death: England
Born in Birmingham. Died in Denbighshire. Founded the company Elkington and Co. with his cousin Henry Elkington (1810-52) in 1836. Henry was influential in the artistic side of the business. The company pioneered the use of electroplating in Britain.
Wealth at death: £350,000 0s. 0d.
Institutional and Business Connections
Owner of Elkington & Co.
With business partners including his cousin, Henry Elkington who was one of the original founders
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
W. J. Harrison, 'Elkington, George Richards (1801-1865)', rev. Geoffrey Tweedale, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/8640, accessed 22 June 2010]
Citing this record
'George Richard Elkington', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=ann_1277225879, accessed 22 May 2013]