Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Brompton England around 1821.
Richter, a zoological illustrator and lithographer, came from a family of renowned artists and artisans.
After the death of Elizabeth Gould in 1841, Richter was employed by John Gould to work on The Birds of Australia, for which he produced the majority of the lithographs. Richter was responsible for all the plates in Gould's A Monograph of the Macropodidae or Family of Kangaroos (1841 -1842) and The Mammals of Australia (1863).
Richter produced about 3000 lithographic plates and watercolours for his employer. In his will, John Gould wrote "I bequeath to my Artist H C Richter a legacy of £100 as a kind remembrance for the purchase of a ring or any other article that he may prefer."
Sources: extracted from: George, Alex (2011) A Banksia Album – two hundred years of botanical art, National Library of Australia, Canberra.