Rudolph Onslow Ford was an artist.
Ford was an active exhibitor between 1897 and 1918, showing at the Royal Academy and New Gallery in London, as well as at the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. In 1884 Ford's name was included in a list of people to be invited to a private view of JW's one-man exhibition, 'Notes' - 'Harmonies' - 'Nocturnes', held in the Dowdeswell's Gallery [#08711].
He may have been related to Wolfram Onslow Ford, who made a portrait of JW (Witt Photographic Library).
In 1889 both Rudolph Onslow Ford and JW attended in London a farewell banquet to the U.S. Minister E. J. Phelps (#07040).
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