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 30 Mar 2015]